Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Colorado faces fiscal challenges in the coming years, but he stopped short of directing them to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded.
With Election Day only a day away, the two candidates in Colorado’s tight governor’s race are going to be visiting with voters in more than a dozen different cities.
Colorado gained 14,600 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent, with most of the gains coming from the private sector, state officials said Tuesday.
For most voters this midterm, it is indeed the economy, stupid. And Mark Udall, the Colorado senator now in the political fight of his life, agrees that’s true. But voters might not know it from his ads.
In a state balanced among Democrats, Republicans and independents, Cory Gardner has necessarily taken a tack to the state’s center.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his expected Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado’s Senate race is one of the nation’s most competitive.
A review of Colorado’s economy in the first quarter of this year shows unemployment down and wages and personal income up.
Colorado’s economy should continue to strengthen next year, boosting tax coffers and helping school funding.
Colorado’s unemployment rate has declined to 6.8 percent, the lowest rate in nearly five years.
The results of a recently conducted survey indicate that 25 percent of all teenagers anticipate relying upon their parents for financial support well into their twenties.