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
Oil and gas and private donors paid for initiatives in Hickenlooper’s administration, investigation findsBy John Frank Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Gallagher led to $35 billion in residential property tax cuts. Now Colorado lawmakers want voters to repeal it.By Brian Eason Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
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 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
Health-related industries top Colorado lobbying spending so far, and it’s only expected to intensify
The coronavirus legislative hiatus changes the landscape and may shorten the session, but lobbying may still set record
Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary
Colorado governor slashes state spending, outlaws evictions and keeps ski areas closed in series of late-night orders
Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado does not have the money “to carry on the functions of the state government.” He also directed his administration to funnel money toward nursing homes, which have been hard hit by the coronavirus
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
The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget