A $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.
Colorado 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.
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal Wednesday on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver’s licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago.
Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.
Lawmakers are trying to agree on last-minute changes to a proposal that would give a property tax break to residents affected by massive Colorado flooding and wildfires last year.
People who lost their homes and businesses during historic Colorado floods and wildfires last year may still get some relief on their property taxes, but it’ll be smaller than initially expected.
Marijuana farmers and agricultural tax breaks are the next wrinkle facing the states that have legal weed as lawmakers debate how to tax the product while it’s growing.
Lawmakers are becoming the target of aggressive and sometimes threating emails and phone calls as the debate over stricter gun laws escalates in state capitols.
Colorado State Sen. Kevin Grantham, R-Canon City, has expressed support for considering regulations on the construction of new mosques.
A proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees to use deadly force against suspected intruders faces its toughest test yet in the state Senate on Monday.