Gov. Jared Polis said “it's a time for belt tightening” but offered a tiered approach to reduce impact on lower-wage workers
John Hickenlooper’s legal defense against ethics complaint cost taxpayers $150,000, a final tally showsBy John Frank Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s officeBy John Frank Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
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.
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
The market for bond-like debt has shrugged off the pandemic crisis, allowing the Colorado transportation agency to avoid draconian budget cuts
Gallagher led to $35 billion in residential property tax cuts. Now Colorado lawmakers want voters to repeal it.
A measure at the Capitol to put the question on the 2020 ballot appears fast-tracked for passage with bipartisan support
The state budget includes a $200 million IOU for unspecified legislation that will eliminate tax breaks or raise fees, leaders said
A rundown of the top storylines, major legislation and how the lawmaking will look when Colorado lawmakers resume the 2020 session
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