Traffic on Interstate 70 in the Colorado high country. (Provided by the Colorado State Patrol)

Colorado lawmakers reach deal to spend $300 million on transportation. But it’s unclear what will be cut to pay for it.

Democrats in the House say education funding will not be tapped to pay for the extra transportation funds

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published
Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead

Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall