Joint Budget Committee
Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.
The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge
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
Nicolais: CU steps up to help students amid coronavirus concerns
Even as the state legislature cut spending to Colorado colleges and universities, CU leadership took steps to ensure access and diversity on campus
How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
To balance budget, Colorado lawmakers add to PERA’s long-term debt and backtrack from landmark deal
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.
Colorado now owns Fishers Peak, but funds to build the newest state park are in coronavirus limbo
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
Opinion: We’ve been here before — recovery from the coronavirus crisis is conditional
Opinion: Tread lightly when looking at cuts to Colorado’s economic-development programs
Opinion: Are coronavirus-forced budget cuts an opportunity to reimagine Colorado?
Colorado could stop tourism marketing as budget writers look to slash $3 billion in spending
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
Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst
Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary
Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk
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
Colorado lawmakers are looking at how to close a $3 billion budget shortfall. Here’s the roadmap.
The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget
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
Colorado lawmakers upend the legislative session with decision to adjourn. Here’s what comes next.
Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim
Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost-cutting and “efficiency through starvation”
Gov. Jared Polis’ administration wants to find a new way to fund state colleges and universities, but now the effort has stalled
Here’s your chance to tell Colorado lawmakers how to spend billions of dollars in the state budget
The lawmakers on the Joint Budget Committee will hear public testimony Monday on the spending bill for the next fiscal year