Colorado Lawmakers Reconcile A Budget Without Wiggle RoomA bipartisan conference committee restored funding for a teen survey that asks about drug use and added money to hire more oil and gas field inspectors in reaching a deal Thursday to balance Colorado's $26.8 billion budget.
Things To Know About Colorado Budget BillColorado's Republican-led Senate this week sent a $28.6 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 to the Democratic-led House. The bill mirrors the recommendations of the bipartisan Joint Budget Committee, which drafted the budget after eliminating a $700 million gap.
Colorado's Rural Hospitals Sacrifice Most In Proposed BudgetColorado's rural hospitals would sacrifice the most under a balanced budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that will be introduced in the Legislature next week — though another pending bill could help fix that.
Colorado State Patrol, CDOT Want More Money To Patrol Boulder TurnpikeIncreased enforcement around the U.S. 36 toll lanes could be coming in 2017.
Less Energy Cash, Rebates Could Mean Budget Cuts In ColoradoDiminished revenues from Colorado's depressed energy sector and court-ordered tax rebates to oil companies mean lawmakers will tackle spending cuts to avert a general fund shortfall next fiscal year,.
College Funding Could Take Big Hit In Proposed Budget CutsGov. John Hickenlooper is proposing cutting $20 million in state funding for higher education to help close a big budget shortfall.
Battle Looming Over Colorado Immigrant Driver's LicensesColorado immigrant advocates frustrated over long waiting periods for people who want driver's licenses regardless of their legal status vowed to pressure lawmakers in the coming months to free up money so the program can meet demand.
Pro-Immigrant Groups Band Together, Say Driver’s License Program Has 'Been Fumbled'There's a push to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get Colorado driver's licenses and on Monday supporters rallied outside a Division of Motor Vehicles office in Denver.
$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.
Colorado Immigrant Driver's Licenses Deal Goes To GovernorA compromise to fund a Colorado program granting driver's licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status is heading to the governor's desk.
Growing Economy Means Refunds For Colorado TaxpayersColorado residents will benefit from the growing state economy with special tax refunds next year, but exactly how much is a question lawmakers will wrestle with over the coming months.