From left, starting at second from left: State Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Pueblo Democrat, and Sen. Dominick Moreno, a Commerce City Democrat. The pair lead the Joint Budget Committee. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

The $30.5 billion state budget bill is done, and transportation gets a boost

The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending

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“He had it good and it wasn’t enough”: How a resort executive’s stolen-ski scheme shocked Aspen

A Pitkin County judge says Johnson’s crimes -- including stealing and reselling skis for more than $3 million over 12 years -- dwarfs other embezzlement cases in the ritzy community.

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Even if you make more than minimum wage, this updated Colorado rule could affect you

After 10 months of debate and public input, the revised pay standards are adopted; increase to minimum salary threshold is delayed to 2021.