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
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like “a piggy bank.” But now top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest familiesBy Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
$120 million in requests and $40 million in the bank. How an obscure theory helped prioritize the Colorado budget.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado lawmakers plan to remove $2.3 billion transportation question from ballot, delay it to 2020
Colorado legislative leaders are concerned about an increasingly crowded 2019 election ballot with substantial spending questions
Colorado Democrats postpone paid family leave effort until 2020, opt for study after mounting pressure against bill
Sen. Faith Winter, a Westminster Democrat who was pushing for Senate Bill 188, said that she was unable to pass the measure without making changes she felt “gutted the bill”
High turnover, pay below cost-of-living has rural districts hiring from restaurants, coaxing retirees back into the classroom and scouting overseas to fill positions
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.
Colorado is one of only 10 states that don’t require all campaign ads to identify the sponsor
Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.
Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means