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.
Gov. Hickenlooper Signs $25 Billion Colorado BudgetDemocratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed Colorado's $25 billion budget for next year, which sends more money to schools and refunds to taxpayers because the state is collecting more money than it can keep.
Lawmakers Consider Changes To Ballot Initiative ProcessColorado citizens would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week.
$25 Billion Colorado Budget Heads To Governor's DeskA $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.
House Passes $25 Billion Colorado Budget For Next YearThe Democrat-controlled House approved a $25 billion budget Thursday that includes funding increases for education, transportation, and money earmarked for surplus tax refunds - a sign of the state's continuing economic gains.
Colorado Senate Republicans Pass Budget, Upsetting DemocratsColorado's $25 billion budget for next year passed the Senate Thursday with nearly every Democrat voting no because ruling Republicans rejected funding for some of their ideas.
Lawmakers Give Initial OK To Colorado Budget For Next YearMost of Colorado's $25 billion budget for next year is already set in stone, but lawmakers will get a chance to make minor tweaks before they approve it and send it to the governor later this month.