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The December economic forecasts show slower growth and TABOR limits will restrain state spending in the next budget year
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
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
A ballot measure in November will ask voters a key question, and now lawmakers are talking about a special legislative session, too
Lawmakers reject Polis’ $3 million budget request, but agree to bolster threat training after STEM shooting
Polis' $3 million request to budget writers was his first policy response following a fatal attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch
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”
$120 million in requests and $40 million in the bank. How an obscure theory helped prioritize the Colorado budget.
State Rep. Chris Hansen made Colorado one of the first test cases for quadratic voting in the public policy realm in the 2019 session