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School Funding Bills Clear Colorado House

A proposal to shore up public school coffers won final approval in the Colorado House Thursday.

04/10/2014

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State Lawmakers Consider Teacher Tenure, Pot Taxes This Week

This week in the Colorado Legislature some of the highlights state lawmakers will be discussing are a bill to undo part of a teacher-tenure law, a proposal on how to spend marijuana tax money, regulation for companies like Uber and Lyft, and cell phone use while driving restrictions.

04/06/2014

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House Passes Colorado Budget With GOP Opposition

The Colorado House passed a $23 billion budget that increases funding to schools, colleges, and the state’s savings for a rainy day.

03/28/2014

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Colorado House To Debate $20.5 Billion Budget

The Colorado House will debate a $20.5 billion budget that includes increases for schools, colleges, and pay for state employees.

04/04/2013

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Colorado Senate Passes $20.5B Budget, Heads To House

Next year’s budget for Colorado has passed the state Senate with funding increases for public schools, higher education, and money for construction projects at colleges and state buildings.

03/28/2013

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Colorado Senate To Debate Next Year’s Budget

Colorado lawmakers will debate next year’s spending plan as the improving economy and increasing tax receipts give them more money to spend on education and raises for state employees.

03/27/2013

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Hickenlooper Repeats Cautious Optimism On Budget

Gov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Wednesday to remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado’s economic recovery could be impacted by federal cuts and worldwide forces.

11/14/2012

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Colorado Budget Close To Getting Finalized

Colorado lawmakers are finalizing the last details of a $7.4 billion spending plan for next fiscal year before sending the appropriately dubbed “Long Bill” to the governor.

04/26/2012

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Colorado Budget Nears Final Lap With Excitement

Colorado senators turned a final budget vote Thursday into a pep rally of sorts as lawmakers from both parties heaped praise on the $7.4 billion spending plan for next year.

04/19/2012

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Colorado Budget Nears Final Lap

Colorado’s Senate is taking a final vote Thursday on the state’s $7.4 billion spending plan for next year.

04/19/2012

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