With Colorado’s state and local government spending outpacing population growth and inflation, the question becomes where does all of Colorado’s revenue go? How is Colorado spending its money? Fortunately, USGovernmentsSpending.com has broken down Colorado’s state and local spending into categories for us. The categories include: pensions, health care, education, defense (the web site cites Colorado’s state and local spending in this category as zero), welfare, protection, transportation, general government, other spending, and interest. Here is a chart of Colorado’s 2012 spending.