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Colorado Budget Finalized, Heads To Hickenlooper

Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.

04/15/2014

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Colorado Pot Sales Up Slightly In 2nd Month

Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday.

04/08/2014

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Colorado To Start Spending Pot Taxes

After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work Tuesday deciding how to spend pot taxes.

04/08/2014

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House Passes Colorado Budget With GOP Opposition

The Colorado House passed a $23 billion budget that increases funding to schools, colleges, and the state’s savings for a rainy day.

03/28/2014

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Colorado Has More Money To Spend Next Year

Colorado’s public schools and colleges are getting hundreds of millions to make up for budget cuts in next year’s proposed budget, and with the economy on the upswing, there’s money left over to save for a rainy day.

03/26/2014

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As Colorado Economy Improves, Budget Debate Nears

As Colorado’s economy continues improving, lawmakers are beginning to talk about constitutionally mandated refunds to taxpayers in the coming years.

03/18/2014

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Pot Taxes Under Review In Colorado

Colorado doesn’t know how much money it’s going to get from marijuana taxes, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to argue about spending it.

03/12/2014

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‘ReHire Colorado’ Program Assists Vets, Others Find Jobs

Veterans now have an extra boost when it comes to job searching.

02/28/2014

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Colorado State Fair Losing Money, Needs Help From Lawmakers

The government entity that runs the Colorado State Fair had another year of operating losses and needs additional tax money to ensure the event’s survival, according to an audit released Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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Pay Raises For Colorado State Workers Gets Initial OK

Colorado budget-writing lawmakers gave initial approval to a 3 percent salary increase for state workers amid Republican opposition.

01/13/2014

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