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 is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years, and the Democrat-led Senate gave an initial OK to next year’s spending plan on Wednesday.
The improving economy is giving Colorado lawmakers the power to restore budget cuts from recent years. But don’t expect both parties to widely agree on next year’s spending plan as the Senate debates the budget.
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.
The Colorado Senate planned to debate a measure Wednesday to encourage more businesses to allow patrons to carry concealed weapons.
Colorado businesses that ban guns would be required to provide armed security under a Republican proposal that faces its first test Wednesday.
Colorado Republicans want to require businesses to provide armed security if patrons aren’t allowed to carry their own firearms.
Immigrant rights advocates say a 2006 Colorado law requiring police to report suspected illegal immigrants has resulted in detentions for low-level crimes and longer jail stays.
Colorado budget writers are asking to delay the introduction of the state budget for more than a week.
A bill to suspend Colorado lawmakers’ pay and benefits if they don’t pass a state budget on time got its first approval Wednesday despite unease from lawmakers who questioned the necessity of the legislation.