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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

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Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst

Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary

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Colorado lawmakers are looking at how to close a $3 billion budget shortfall. Here’s the roadmap.

The Joint Budget Committee will begin reviewing recommendations for spending cuts this week to rewrite the $30 billion state budget

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The economic impact of the coronavirus is huge. Now Colorado lawmakers are looking at a budget deficit.

Gov. Jared Polis’ administration assures lawmakers they have enough money to address the COVID-19 outbreak

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Colorado lawmakers upend the legislative session with decision to adjourn. Here’s what comes next.

Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim

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The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports

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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

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To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”

Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young, a former legislative budget writer, warns about using reserve accounts and putting budget “at risk”

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Gov. Jared Polis made headway on 22% of his campaign pledges so far, Promise Tracker analysis shows

The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign