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$25 Billion Colorado Budget Heads To Governor's DeskA $25 billion Colorado budget with taxpayer refunds and more funding for education is headed to the governor's desk after state lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan Friday.
House Passes $25 Billion Colorado Budget For Next YearThe Democrat-controlled House approved a $25 billion budget Thursday that includes funding increases for education, transportation, and money earmarked for surplus tax refunds - a sign of the state's continuing economic gains.
Hickenlooper Talks Fiscal Challenges In State Of The StateDemocratic 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.
Colorado Among States Most Reliant On Income TaxColorado is among the top 10 states most reliant on income taxes for revenue, according to a new report concluding that income inequality is contributing to slower economic growth nationally.
Colorado's Consumer Spending ReboundingA new report from the federal government shows consumer spending in Colorado has increased since the Great Recession ended in 2009.
Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops To 6 PercentColorado unemployment dropped to 6.0 percent in April, the lowest level the state has seen since the beginning of the recession.
Gov.'s Budget Pays For Disasters, More Ed FundsLarge, destructive wildfires and historic flooding put a dent on Colorado's finances, influencing Gov. John Hickenlooper's latest budget proposal Friday, but the state is doing well enough that colleges and schools will see more funding.
Big Milestone For Denver Real Estate RecoveryThere was a big milestone for the real estate recovery in Denver. Home prices broke a record in May for the first time since the market crashed.
Colorado Jobs Level Reaches Pre-Recession Peak The governor's economists say Colorado's employment levels are back to where they were before the recession and tax receipts continue to exceed expectations.
Hickenlooper Repeats Cautious Optimism On BudgetGov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Wednesday to remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado's economic recovery could be impacted by federal cuts and worldwide forces.
State Budget Plan Focuses Investments Instead Of CutsColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's budget proposal released Thursday includes more funding for education, more Medicaid spending, and pay increases for state employees for the first time in five years.
Opinion: Auto And Bank Bailouts Prove EffectiveOn Monday, the Treasury Department sold 553,846,153 shares in AIG on Monday, turning an $18 billion profit on the $32.50 a share price.
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