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
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
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
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
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.
Colorado now owns Fishers Peak, but funds to build the newest state park are in coronavirus limbo
In a deal that closed in a Broomfield park, Colorado took title to the ranch that will be the newest state park. Developing it, however, will take some financing creativity as budgets are slashed under pandemic pressures.
Coronavirus may trigger the second-largest property tax cut in Colorado history, further crippling local budgets
The reductions under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment would slash total school district revenue by an estimated $491 million. Fire districts would also be hard hit.
Colorado is the only state without a rainy day fund. Now the coronavirus means it will pay the price.
Colorado's budget reserve fund is now larger than it was in previous years, but leaders knew it wouldn’t be enough to weather a storm
Coronavirus is threatening school safety efforts prompted by STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting
The state legislature is dealing with a decreased budget and limited time for lawmaking, meaning a slate of bills that have yet to pass on school safety are likely at risk
Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify
The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record
With Colorado’s budget in tatters, advocates worry the public safety net will further fray
Gov. Jared Polis hit human services hard with his emergency budget cuts last week. Advocates for vulnerable populations say the coming coronavirus-related overhaul contains brutal reductions in spending
Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst
Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary
Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk
The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget
Colorado lawmakers are looking at how to close a $3 billion budget shortfall. Here’s the roadmap.
The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget
Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight
A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states
The Capitol is shutdown, but Colorado lawmakers are crafting legislation to address coronavirus
State lawmakers want to accelerate a pay hike for Colorado National Guard members called to duty to address COVID-19
As Democrats try to end private prisons in Colorado, critics warn of economic ruin for rural areas
A package of supplemental spending bills includes money to reopen a shuttered state prison as a private one closes
Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost-cutting and “efficiency through starvation”
Gov. Jared Polis’ administration wants to find a new way to fund state colleges and universities, but now the effort has stalled
Here’s your chance to tell Colorado lawmakers how to spend billions of dollars in the state budget
The lawmakers on the Joint Budget Committee will hear public testimony Monday on the spending bill for the next fiscal year
The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program
The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically