The economic impact of the coronavirus is huge. Now Colorado lawmakers are looking at a budget deficit.
Gov. Jared Polis’ administration assures lawmakers they have enough money to address the COVID-19 outbreak
Hickenlooper faces renewed pressure and questions about his administration’s spending in final monthsBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.
The Joint Budget Committee blocked a request from Gov. Jared Polis’ administration to add 200 Colorado lottery machines at Walmart stores
Colorado is bad at recycling, so lawmakers spent months looking for solutions. Here’s what they proposed.
Two draft proposals that advanced through an interim committee called more study before lawmakers take action
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.
The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover
Now we know how much money is at stake on the 2019 ballot with Proposition CC and TABOR refunds in Colorado
New economic forecasts show the state may refund as much as $1.7 billion to taxpayers in the next three fiscal years -- but not all will benefit the same
As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs
A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise
A ballot measure in November will ask voters a key question, and now lawmakers are talking about a special legislative session, too
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like “a piggy bank.” But now top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas.
Colorado budget writers want to prioritize spending marijuana tax money on opioids and education, but it could mean cuts elsewhere
To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”
Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, a former legislative budget writer, warns about using reserve accounts and putting budget “at risk”
The plastic industry warns that there's no guarantee potential foam replacements will be recycled more just because they can be.