Colorado's Budget Settled, But Debate Coming On Taxes, RefundsIt's late in Colorado's legislative session, and next year's budget is settled.
Conference Committee OKs $27 Billion Colorado BudgetA bipartisan conference committee quickly resolved a dispute over clean air funding to settle on a $27 billion state budget.
Clean Air Funding Tussle Dominates Colorado Senate Budget DebateA partisan tussle over the Obama administration's stalled clean power plan dominated early debate as Colorado's Republican-led Senate on Wednesday considered a $27 billion state budget.
Colorado House Finalizes $27 Billion Spending PlanA $27 billion spending plan for Colorado is halfway to the governor's desk.
Taxes, Spending To Top Hickenlooper's State Of State AddressColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reaching out to Republicans to find a way to invest in roads and schools by avoiding issuing taxpayer refunds.
Colorado Lawmakers Return To Work To Find Cupboards BareIt's going to be a tougher fight than usual for Colorado's 100 state lawmakers who return to work Wednesday.
Partisan Spending Rift Divides Colorado Lawmakers, GovernorWith Colorado's legislative session due to start next week, the main agenda item for Gov. John Hickenlooper seems dead on arrival.
Colorado Facing Cuts Amid $373 Million Budget ShortfallColorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent.
Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget ShortfallPublic colleges in Colorado face funding cuts and the state needs to dip into to its rainy day fund for schools to close a $373 million shortfall in next year's budget.
Colorado Lawmakers Face Divergent Budget ProjectionsRefunds to Colorado taxpayers and possible obligations to transportation projects mean state lawmakers are in for a wild year of budgeting.
With Budget Surpluses, Colorado Lawmakers Debate RefundsColorado has reached the era of budget surpluses after years of deficits. But state constitutional spending restrictions mean those surpluses set up an ideological battle between Democrats and Republicans.
Gov. Hickenlooper Signs $25 Billion Colorado BudgetDemocratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed Colorado's $25 billion budget for next year, which sends more money to schools and refunds to taxpayers because the state is collecting more money than it can keep.