Joint Budget Committee
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
The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance programBy John Ingold Health Primary category in which blog post is published
As legislative budget writers raise questions about the program’s cost, supporters defend it as bringing meaningful benefits to Coloradans
Teacher pay in Colorado ranks among the least competitive in the nation when compared with other professions that require a college degree
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
The Colorado governor’s budget proposal focuses on increasing the state’s reserve account and expanding the state’s preschool program
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
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
A partisan split on whether to use state funds to help local governments’ transportation needs foreshadows even more difficult choices down the road
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