College Funding Could Take Big Hit In Proposed Budget CutsGov. John Hickenlooper is proposing cutting $20 million in state funding for higher education to help close a big budget shortfall.
Hickenlooper Discusses Proposed Budget Cuts With LawmakersColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned lawmakers Thursday of several cuts they'll have to make to close a $373 million budget for next year, painting a dire picture for colleges, public schools and medical providers for the poor and uninsured.
Colorado Facing Cuts Amid $373 Million Budget ShortfallColorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent.
Hickenlooper Suggests Cuts To Deal With Budget ShortfallPublic colleges in Colorado face funding cuts and the state needs to dip into to its rainy day fund for schools to close a $373 million shortfall in next year's budget.
Colorado Lawmakers Face Divergent Budget ProjectionsRefunds to Colorado taxpayers and possible obligations to transportation projects mean state lawmakers are in for a wild year of budgeting.
Tax Quirk Forces Colorado To Waive Pot Taxes For A DayColorado's unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day.
U.S. Supreme Court Wants Another Review Of Colorado TABOR SuitThe U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights.
Colorado Lawmakers Getting Update On State EconomyColorado lawmakers are getting an update on the state's economy that will provide a clearer picture of how much money they need to refund to taxpayers.
With Budget Surpluses, Colorado Lawmakers Debate RefundsColorado has reached the era of budget surpluses after years of deficits. But state constitutional spending restrictions mean those surpluses set up an ideological battle between Democrats and Republicans.
Hickenlooper Taking Fiscal Plan To The PeopleSince the legislature didn't make any progress on his plan to raise transportation funds, Gov. John Hickenlooper is hitting the road himself to make it happen.
Colorado GOP Rejects Plan For Surplus Budget RefundsColorado Republicans have rejected a bill to reclassify a fee paid by hospitals in order to use future budget surpluses on education and transportation.
Testing, Police, Pot To Dominate Legislature's Final DaysColorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday.