Joint Budget Committee
The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending
Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done dealBy Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on readingBy Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
These numbers describe Colorado’s economic outlook — and whether Polis will get full-day kindergartenBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The state ranks 47th in the nation for higher education spending, but a funding overhaul is not an easy request
The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.
One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.
The new Democratic governor’s style represents “moving from one extreme to the other,” and it’s creating tension in the party’s ranks
The powerful Joint Budget Committee will hold its first-ever public testimony to get public feedback on how to spend $30 billion next fiscal year
The $400 billion federal tax cut for pass-through businesses is where Polis hopes to find money to deliver a broader income tax cut in Colorado. But even Democratic lawmakers are concerned.
Colorado’s new attorney general wants $4.2 million for organizational makeover as part of big shift from his GOP predecessor
Phil Weiser, a Democrat, also said he will remove Colorado from a lawsuit challenging the Obama-era Clean Power Plan
Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation
New economic projections show smaller property tax cut. Colorado has oil and gas to thank (or blame).
The December economic forecasts also show a surplus that gives lawmakers more money to spend, but requires taxpayer refunds, too