Joint Budget Committee
Gov. Jared Polis said “it's a time for belt tightening” but offered a tiered approach to reduce impact on lower-wage workers
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Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s officeBy John Frank Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizonBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Oil and gas and private donors paid for initiatives in Hickenlooper’s administration, investigation finds
The donations overlapped with state business but the governor’s office had no conflict of interest policy, The Colorado Sun and CBS4 found
Even as the state legislature cut spending to Colorado colleges and universities, CU leadership took steps to ensure access and diversity on campusOpinion
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
The Joint Budget Committee eliminated a $225 million payment from the state to the pension in the next fiscal year
Colorado’s tourism marketing budget revived as lawmakers bet travelers will be crucial to coronavirus recovery
It looked like the state would zero out Colorado Tourism Office spending on promotion. But without visitors, communities built on travel will founder, budget writers say.
In a deal that closed in a Broomfield park, Colorado took title to the ranch that will be the newest state park. Developing it, however, will take some financing creativity as budgets are slashed under pandemic pressures.
Coronavirus may trigger the second-largest property tax cut in Colorado history, further crippling local budgets
The reductions under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment would slash total school district revenue by an estimated $491 million. Fire districts would also be hard hit.
Colorado is the only state without a rainy day fund. Now the coronavirus means it will pay the price.
Colorado's budget reserve fund is now larger than it was in previous years, but leaders knew it wouldn’t be enough to weather a storm