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Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizon

No further budget cuts are immediately necessary as an economic forecast from the Polis administration shows a series of tax changes approved by Colorado lawmakers generated enough revenue to preserve the state’s slim budget cushion. Gov. Jared Polis’ office says a new economic forecast shows that tax revenue will allow the state to carry a […]

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Colorado to consider bill similar to one that prompted DHS to cut off “trusted-traveler” programs for New Yorkers

Colorado’s legislature will soon consider a bill that would limit the personal information state departments, including the Division of Motor Vehicles, can release to other government agencies, like U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S Customs and Border Protection.  A similar law in New York prompted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees immigration […]

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Millions in oil, gas taxes may have been lost because Colorado regulators didn’t enforce reporting rules

Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission failed to collect thousands of monthly production reports from operators across the state over a two-year period — information that impacts the accuracy of the state’s severance tax collection, according to a recently released state audit. Of the 420 oil and gas operators in Colorado, 316 were out of […]

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Colorado slated to offer immigrant driver’s licenses at 11 offices after governor signs bill expanding program

Colorado will offer driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally at as many as 11 locations — up from four — across the state under a bill Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday expanding the long-troubled program. The Colorado Department of Revenue says it will expand the program to its offices in Glenwood […]