GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.
A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time
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
$120 million in requests and $40 million in the bank. How an obscure theory helped prioritize the Colorado budget.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 makeoverBy Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers reach deal to spend $300 million on transportation. But it’s unclear what will be cut to pay for it.By Jesse Paul Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published
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
The Democrat plans to move aggressively to implement his priorities, starting with executive orders as early as this week
The new Democratic majority in Colorado needs money for their ambitious agenda. Here’s where they could find it.
Colorado voters rejected tax increases but voted into office a slate of Democratic candidates promising big, and expensive, policies