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 ColoradoBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairsBy Brian Eason Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
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
To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.
Democratic lawmakers don't plan to go along with Gov. Jared Polis' plan to freeze the property tax rate, saying it's not worth the political effort
Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done deal
The budget now heads to the House, where the transportation funds will be stripped. Democrats in that chamber and Gov. Jared Polis aren’t commenting about the money’s future
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
Democratic lawmakers are considering a phase-in of full-day kindergarten funding, but Gov. Jared Polis opposes the idea
A little-known Colorado law written to protect recycling stands is in the way of cities that want to outlaw straws, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam containers
The state ranks 47th in the nation for higher education spending, but a funding overhaul is not an easy request
The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.
One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.
After years of backlogs, Colorado’s troubled immigrant driver’s license program could see drastic expansion
Senate Bill 139 would expand the program from four Division of Motor Vehicles offices to address a backlog of applicants for a program that "hasn’t really been available"