Less Energy Cash, Rebates Could Mean Budget Cuts In ColoradoDiminished revenues from Colorado's depressed energy sector and court-ordered tax rebates to oil companies mean lawmakers will tackle spending cuts to avert a general fund shortfall next fiscal year,.
Divided Colorado Legislature Wraps Year Of Scant AgreementA divided legislature in an election year was a recipe for Colorado lawmakers to fall short on the state's most urgent priorities.
Colorado Lawmakers Kill Polar Opposite Budget BillsColorado lawmakers on Tuesday killed two bills that were polar opposites in addressing the state's underfunded roads crisis.
Colorado Democrats Kill GOP Bill On $3.5 Billion For RoadsColorado House Democrats have killed a Republican-backed bill to ask voters if they want to issue $3.5 billion in bonds for highway construction.
Colorado Roads Debate Still Hanging With Session EndingColorado lawmakers from both parties declared the improvement of the state's 1950s-designed road network a top priority when they convened in January.
Proposed Colorado Lieutenant Governor Clears 1st HurdleThe nominee for Colorado's next lieutenant governor sailed through her first legislative test Wednesday, when Democratic health care executive Donna Lynne won bipartisan support in her first confirmation hearing.
Colorado's Budget Settled, But Debate Coming On Taxes, RefundsIt's late in Colorado's legislative session, and next year's budget is settled.
Some Think It's Too Easy To Amend The Colorado Constitution And It Needs To ChangeThe November ballot in Colorado could be very crowded. The proposed initiatives this year hit on issues including assisted suicide, a fracking ban and single payer health care. All the proposals would require amending the state constitution.
Slate Of Changes To Colorado's Amendment Process FiledThere's one thing Democrats and Republicans always seem to agree on in Colorado — that it's too easy for citizens to change the state constitution.
Taxes, Spending Top Hickenlooper's State Of State AddressColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged Republicans again on Thursday to find a way to invest in roads and schools in the fast-growing state by avoiding taxpayer refunds.
Taxes, Spending To Top Hickenlooper's State Of State AddressColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is reaching out to Republicans to find a way to invest in roads and schools by avoiding issuing taxpayer refunds.
A Lot Of Interesting Legislation On The Table, But State Budget Will Be The Big BattleIt's back to work for lawmakers at the state Capitol as the 2016 Legislature kicked off Wednesday morning, and a lot of interesting legislation is expected this session.