state budget

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Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

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Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?

The current ratio of of in-state to out-of-state students today is about 60-40 at University of Colorado Boulder, an analysis finds. And it may soon flip.

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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.

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Colorado’s prison budget nears $1 billion as inmate population grows. Frustrated leaders wanted action yesterday.

An early uproar about a supplemental budget bill shows the intensity behind the criminal justice debate this legislative session

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Jared Polis is taking a hands-on approach to the legislature. And not all lawmakers are happy.

The new Democratic governor’s style represents “moving from one extreme to the other,” and it’s creating tension in the party’s ranks

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Here’s a guide to how the Colorado state budget works, and how to get involved

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