For Colorado government workers, recent pay hikes are negated by rising pension contributions, and vacant positions are becoming harder to fill
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
To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”By Brian Eason Politics and Government 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 schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.
Democratic lawmakers don't plan to go along with Gov. Jared Polis' plan to freeze the property tax rate, saying it's not worth the political effort
The spending bills for fiscal year 2020 includes pay hikes for state employees, more money for education and dozens of other programs favored by Democrats.
Any additional revenue would go toward K-12 schools, transportation and higher education in Colorado
These numbers describe Colorado’s economic outlook — and whether Polis will get full-day kindergarten
Gov. Jared Polis says there’s enough money to cover the cost of full-day kindergarten, but the state’s budget writers remain unconvinced
Democratic lawmakers are considering a phase-in of full-day kindergarten funding, but Gov. Jared Polis opposes the idea
The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending
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.
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.