Joint Budget Committee

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4 numbers that explain the $165 million funding controversy around Gov. Polis’ reinsurance program

As legislative budget writers raise questions about the program’s cost, supporters defend it as bringing meaningful benefits to Coloradans

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Many Colorado teachers willing to walk out to protest school funding, union survey finds

Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree

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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

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Jared Polis doubles down in 2021 budget proposal with requests for big-ticket items

The Colorado governor’s budget proposal focuses on increasing the state’s reserve account and expanding the state’s preschool program

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State says DUI testing isn’t a problem — yet — after change that Colorado prosecutors warn could prompt dropped cases

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director John Camper says his agency thinks it can keep up within existing budgets by increased hiring and transferring personnel

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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

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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

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is spending record sums on transportation. But state highways are getting less.

A partisan split on whether to use state funds to help local governments’ transportation needs foreshadows even more difficult choices down the road

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A change to Colorado’s DUI testing system has stoked fears of dropped cases and could shutter a private business

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is expected to be flooded with DUI testing requests from law enforcement agencies now that it offers the tests for free, an onslaught it admits it might not be ready to handle