The Colorado Capitol in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Here’s a guide to how the Colorado state budget works, and how much is spent

The powerful Joint Budget Committee will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs