Joint Budget Committee
Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizon
The state’s reserve is so minimal the slightest change will force Gov. Jared Polis to take executive action to reduce spending.
Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.By John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
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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
Tourism leaders worry about the massive economic impact of Colorado disappearing from the public eye as the Joint Budget Committee ponders the idea of the state marketing itself
Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary
The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget