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Pay Hikes For Colorado Workers Set In After Recession

Colorado government employees will see their first pay increases in four years when they get their latest paychecks. It’s a sign that the state is continuing its economic recovery after the recession.

07/31/2013

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With More To Spend, Colorado Begins Budget Process

The improving economy and increasing tax receipts are allowing Colorado lawmakers to fund more programs as they prepare to vote on next year’s budget.

03/26/2013

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Lawmakers Discuss Denver Metro State’s Immigrant Tuition Rate

A Denver college’s move to establish a special tuition rate for illegal immigrant students has spiraled into a legal fight involving the state’s attorney general.

06/20/2012

A man saves a scorched flag from a home destroyed by the Lower North Fork Fire March 28, 2012 in Conifer, Colorado. They are part of the State Wildland Inmate Fire team. The fire which has burned 4,500 acres has claimed two lives and over 20 homes. (Photo by Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Bill To Pay Lower North Fork Wildfire Victims Gets Hearing

Republicans are making their case to create a commission to pay victims of a Colorado wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen homes last month.

04/30/2012

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Colorado Budget Written, Heads For Debate In House

Colorado budget writers finished the aptly named “Long Bill” with more funds this year for education, colleges, and seniors.

03/30/2012

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Colorado Budget Beset By Political Land Mines

Lawmakers preparing Colorado’s budget this year are negotiating a territory packed with political land mines.

03/29/2012

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Cuts To Colorado Agencies Weighed In Budget

Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether to cut spending at state agencies and potentially prompt layoffs in what has become the next flashpoint in Colorado budget negotiations.

03/28/2012

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Colorado Lawmakers Ask For Budget Delay

Colorado budget writers are asking to delay the introduction of the state budget for more than a week.

03/21/2012

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Improving Economy Helps Colorado Budget

An improving economy is giving Colorado more tax money to spend next year. And already, Democrats and Republicans at the Capitol are haggling over how to spend the money.

03/19/2012

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Lawmakers Question Colorado Prison Spending

Colorado’s inmate population is about the same as it was in 2004. But the proposed budget for the state Department of Corrections is about $150 million higher than it was eight years ago.

03/15/2012

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