Gov. 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.
Colorado 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.
On 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.
A battle is under way in Congress over renewing tax credits for wind energy production. Sen. Michael Bennet is among the Colorado leaders who are fighting to get the extension back on the table.
Schools aren’t being cut for the first time in years as the state slowly recovers from the Great Recession, a relief to public school districts that have let go of teachers, cut extracurricular activities and increased class sizes.
More good news for Colorado’s budget – improving finances mean lawmakers may not have to choose between giving seniors a property tax or restoring some education cuts made during the depths of the recession.
It’s been more seven years since a man went on a rampage in a bulldozer in Granby, destroying more than a dozen buildings and causing widespread damage.
Unemployment is down slightly in Colorado thanks to the addition of new jobs in October.
With all of the conversations about how much the “Great Recession” has in common with the “Great Depression”, the one clear difference is the lack of conversation or acceptance that sacrifices will have to be made if we are to get everything back that we are used to.
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