8 big things you need to know about Colorado’s $34 billion state budget
The legislature has hundreds of millions more to spend than it was anticipating after Colorado’s economy fared better than expected during the pandemic.
Gov. Jared Polis wanted quick action on his $1.3 billion stimulus plan. Colorado lawmakers want more time.
Legislative budget writers decided that the governor’s measures needed more consideration and debate and didn’t fit the definition for mid-year spending adjustments
Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to boost money for roads
Gov. Jared Polis has made clear to lawmakers he wants a bipartisan deal this session, according to advocates who say this year could break the impasses in prior sessions
Colorado’s fiscal future looks brighter. Now lawmakers must decide how to spend the unexpected windfall.
The December revenue forecasts from the governor’s office and legislative economists show the recovery is impacting high-wage and low-wage workers differently
Colorado governor says his $1.3 billion stimulus plan would create up to 15,000 jobs, but questions abound
Lawmakers are open to a stimulus, though skeptical because the economic package amounts to deficit spending. Gov. Jared Polis says it's worth the investment.
The 2020 election untied and retied the fiscal knot in Colorado with decisions on Gallagher and taxes
In the 2020 election, the fickle Colorado electorate sent mixed messages on taxes and spending with big implications for the future
Proposition 116 explained: Colorado must decide whether an income tax cut is worth a hit to state budget
The measure would lower the state’s income tax on individuals and corporations to 4.55% from 4.63%, lowering state revenue more than $150 million a year
Proposition 117 explained: Colorado voters would have more control over government fees
The use of enterprise fees to fund government programs has ballooned since the passage of TABOR made tax hikes harder to get approved.
Colorado 2020 election: A quick guide to the ballot questions on abortion, wolves, taxes, sick leave and more
The 11 statewide policy questions on the 2020 election ballot carry far-reaching implications for social and fiscal future of Colorado
Colorado state workers ordered to take unpaid furlough amid state budget shortfall
Gov. Jared Polis said “it's a time for belt tightening” but offered a tiered approach to reduce impact on lower-wage workers
Colorado gun sales remain at high volume, prompting $1.3 million request to speed up background checks
At its peak in April, the average state firearm background check took 56 hours to process, up from about five minutes in April 2019
Trump’s order to extend unemployment benefits could cost Colorado $31.1 million a week — money it doesn’t have
Meanwhile, the state’s unemployment trust fund will run out of money this month while there are still nearly 311,000 workers receiving jobless benefits
Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s office
The work covered by private gifts and grants include the Colorado governor’s top issues -- climate change, immigration and early childhood
As the financial crisis hits Colorado, PERA’s new oversight commission is sidelined
Top Colorado lawmakers said the move was intended to save $100,000 in the $30.3 billion state budget, but critics suggest it's a bad idea
Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizon
The state’s reserve is so minimal the slightest change will force Gov. Jared Polis to take executive action to reduce spending.
Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.
The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge
Hickenlooper makes case for electability as repeated controversies continue to overshadow his campaign
The former Colorado governor faced off against rival Andrew Romanoff in the final televised Democratic U.S. Senate debate
Oil and gas and private donors paid for initiatives in Hickenlooper’s administration, investigation finds
The donations overlapped with state business but the governor’s office had no conflict of interest policy, The Colorado Sun and CBS4 found
Amid budget crunch, Colorado nets much-needed windfall for road projects with strong debt sale
The market for bond-like debt has shrugged off the pandemic crisis, allowing the Colorado transportation agency to avoid draconian budget cuts