With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.
Democrats in the Colorado legislature will have to choose between sacrificing parts of their ambitious agenda, or finding creative –– and politically risky –– ways to pay for it
Colorado may legalize sports betting with Prop. DD. But a different gambling expansion didn’t make it.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado is bad at recycling, so lawmakers spent months looking for solutions. Here’s what they proposed.By Moe Clark Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
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.
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.
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