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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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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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