Colorado budget

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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

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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

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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

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Colorado’s $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget explained in 10 numbers

The state budget includes a $200 million IOU for unspecified legislation that will eliminate tax breaks or raise fees, leaders said

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A conversation about what to expect when the Colorado legislature returns to the Capitol on Tuesday

A rundown of the top storylines, major legislation and how the lawmaking will look when Colorado lawmakers resume the 2020 session

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How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears

The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart

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To balance budget, Colorado lawmakers add to PERA’s long-term debt and backtrack from landmark deal

The Joint Budget Committee eliminated a $225 million payment from the state to the pension in the next fiscal year

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Colorado’s tourism marketing budget revived as lawmakers bet travelers will be crucial to coronavirus recovery

It looked like the state would zero out Colorado Tourism Office spending on promotion. But without visitors, communities built on travel will founder, budget writers say.