The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
Colorado’s tourism marketing budget revived as lawmakers bet travelers will be crucial to coronavirus recoveryBy Jason Blevins Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado is the only state without a rainy day fund. Now the coronavirus means it will pay the price.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The December economic forecasts show slower growth and TABOR limits will restrain state spending in the next budget year
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.
The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover
A ballot measure in November will ask voters a key question, and now lawmakers are talking about a special legislative session, too
Colorado lawmakers plan to remove $2.3 billion transportation question from ballot, delay it to 2020
Colorado legislative leaders are concerned about an increasingly crowded 2019 election ballot with substantial spending questions
Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long
Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.
Advocates said they hope this is not the end of the road for an idea that could raise as much as $450 million for education and make school funding fairer
These numbers describe Colorado’s economic outlook — and whether Polis will get full-day kindergarten
Gov. Jared Polis says there’s enough money to cover the cost of full-day kindergarten, but the state’s budget writers remain unconvinced
With more child welfare caseworkers than ever, Colorado lawmakers want to know why some outcomes are getting worse
The bipartisan Joint Budget Committee has requested an audit after approving $22 million since 2015 to hire more caseworkers
Nearly 1 in 4 lawmakers in the 2018 Colorado legislature landed seats via vacancy committee. And more appointments are coming.
Vacancy committees have already picked replacements for two departing state senators in 2019. At least three more appointments to the Colorado General Assembly are coming -- and perhaps even more.