Education, Pensions Top Priorities In Colorado Governor's BudgetIncreasing education funding, stabilizing state pensions and boosting reserves to prepare for the eventuality of an economic downturn are top priorities in a $30.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year that Gov. John Hickenlooper sent to lawmakers Wednesday.
With Little Wiggle Room, Colorado House Debates Tight BudgetColorado's Democrat-led House is debating a $26.8 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 with little leeway for substantial changes.
Things To Know About Colorado Budget BillColorado's Republican-led Senate this week sent a $28.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 to the Democratic-led House. The bill mirrors the recommendations of the bipartisan Joint Budget Committee, which drafted the budget after eliminating a $700 million gap.
Colorado's Rural Hospitals Sacrifice Most In Proposed BudgetColorado's rural hospitals would sacrifice the most under a balanced budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that will be introduced in the Legislature next week — though another pending bill could help fix that.
Governor: Colorado Faces Nearly $700 Million Budget DeficitColorado's economy is growing, state revenues are too, and that paradoxically means the state's expected budget deficit for the coming fiscal year has expanded to nearly $700 million, Gov. John Hickenlooper's chief budget writer reported Friday.
Proposed $28.5 Billion Colorado Budget Affects Transit, Health CareGov. John Hickenlooper has presented a $28.5 billion proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year that calls for balancing measures affecting transportation and health care spending.
Less Energy Cash, Rebates Could Mean Budget Cuts In ColoradoDiminished revenues from Colorado's depressed energy sector and court-ordered tax rebates to oil companies mean lawmakers will tackle spending cuts to avert a general fund shortfall next fiscal year,.
Colorado's New Lieutenant Governor Takes Oath Of OfficeA new Colorado lieutenant governor who took the oath of office Thursday says that efficiency will be her top job.
Colorado Lawmakers Kill Polar Opposite Budget BillsColorado lawmakers on Tuesday killed two bills that were polar opposites in addressing the state's underfunded roads crisis.
Gov. Hickenlooper Signs $27 Billion Colorado BudgetGov. John Hickenlooper has signed a $27 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
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.