Colorado government employees will see their first pay increases in four years when they get their latest paychecks. It’s a sign that the state is continuing its economic recovery after the recession.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became the first governor to survive a recall when he won his election Tuesday. Now political experts on both the Republican and Democratic side say the implications of that win are far-reaching.
Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether to cut spending at state agencies and potentially prompt layoffs in what has become the next flashpoint in Colorado budget negotiations.
Colorado will close a second state prison in two years because of a declining inmate population, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.
A state lawmaker is considering introducing a bill that would eliminate paying state workers for unused leave and sick time, which could mean a savings of about $367 million.
A union rally outside Colorado’s Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when union members and supporters who gathered found unwelcome rivals calling for public unions to disband.