budget stabilization factor
Republicans say Colorado is hurtling toward a possible budget deficit as a dozen new state offices are created
Democrats dismiss the claims as election-year posturing, pointing to money set aside in reserves.
Here’s what’s in the $36 billion state budget proposal now being debated by Colorado lawmakers
The spending is unprecedented and doesn’t include $2.8 billion in federal coronavirus aid the legislature is doling out this year
Colorado’s teacher shortage highlights need for more school funding, union boss says
The push to boost school funding and teacher pay comes as lawmakers are gearing up to debate just how much state money to give school districts next year
What will be debated at the Colorado Capitol when the legislature returns next week
Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers joined The Colorado Sun for an event ahead of the 2022 legislative session
Is Colorado’s government headed toward a fiscal cliff? Democrats say yes, Republicans say no.
Gov. Jared Polis wants to set aside nearly $2 billion for future state spending to avoid TABOR constraints down the road
A guide to how Amendment 23, “the budget stabilization factor” and “the negative factor” shape education spending in Colorado
The Sun’s Capitol Sunlight project helps Coloradans understand how the state’s political systems and spending work
Colorado’s state budget drives decisions that affect us all, but it’s long and complicated. We’re here to help.
The Colorado Sun’s Capitol Sunlight project will help you make sense of the budget and how money is spent.