The Colorado governor’s budget proposal focuses on increasing the state’s reserve account and expanding the state’s preschool program
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Opinion: Polis’ free all-day kindergarten lets parents re-enter the workforce. How can we help them?By Shannon Block Opinion
TABOR faces a reckoning with Prop. CC. Here’s what you should know about its impact on state spendingBy Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.By Sandra Fish Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like “a piggy bank.” But now top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover
A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.
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
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
Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done deal
The budget now heads to the House, where the transportation funds will be stripped. Democrats in that chamber and Gov. Jared Polis aren’t commenting about the money’s future
The spending bills for fiscal year 2020 includes pay hikes for state employees, more money for education and dozens of other programs favored by Democrats.
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
The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending
The debate comes as a new report shows the gap between the effective tax rates of the rich and poor has grown wider in Colorado.
Gov. Polis says the federal shutdown isn’t impacting Colorado’s state budget — but that could quickly change
More than 2,200 unemployment claims related to the federal shutdown have been filed in Colorado