Joint Budget Committee
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado budget writers finished the aptly named “Long Bill” with more funds this year for education, colleges, and seniors.
Lawmakers preparing Colorado’s budget this year are negotiating a territory packed with political land mines.
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.
Colorado budget writers are asking to delay the introduction of the state budget for more than a week.
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.
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.