Managing, Investing, and Securing Your Tax Dollars
The State Treasurer and his staff serve the citizens of Colorado by providing banking and investment services for all funds deposited with the State Treasury. As funds are deposited, they are invested in statutorily authorized investments. Simultaneously, the Treasury ensures that sufficient funds are maintained in cash accounts to meet the State’s daily cash needs. The income earned on its investments augments the State’s revenues from taxes and fees and decreases the tax burden on Colorado’s citizens.
Every government office has issues, but the Treasurer’s office is unique in that it does little in setting policy. Where your tax dollars go is determined by the State’s legislature. The Treasury simply ensures that the money is where and when it needs to be in order for schools to operate, roads to be built and public safety initiatives implemented.