Colorado budget writers have spent months assembling the state’s spending plan for next year, and this week their fellow lawmakers will begin debating, tinkering, and voting on it
Colorado lawmakers will be presented with a quarterly report on how much tax dollars the state is collecting as they prepare to debate and vote on the annual budget in the coming weeks.
What’s been a sleepy legislative session is about to ramp up as Colorado lawmakers head into the final two months with significant debates pending.
Among the things that will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week are budget wrangling, voting and photo identification, juvenile shackling and free park adminssion for veterans.
Colorado lawmakers may have to refund money to taxpayers sooner than they initially expected.
Colorado’s economy is growing, and government officials are getting more comfortable asking the state for help with their funding needs after years of budget cuts.
Colorado residents will get tax refunds because the state’s improving economy means government is collecting more revenue than it is allowed to keep under the voter-approved Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is unveiling his Colorado budget proposal for next year, and a big question is how the state plans to refund excess state revenue to taxpayers.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed next year’s Colorado budget on Wednesday, increasing dollars for schools and colleges, boosting the state’s rainy day fund, and spending money for a state-owned aerial fleet to try to spot wildfires sooner.
A $21 million plan for Colorado to buy an aerial firefighting fleet designed to spot and attack wildfires faster has won initial approval in the Senate.