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.
Hickenlooper Refuses To Give Up Spending And Tax IdeaColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted Tuesday he can work with skeptical Republicans on his plan to avoid having to give refunds to taxpayers and invest the money instead on transportation and schools.
Partisan Spending Rift Divides Colorado Lawmakers, GovernorWith Colorado's legislative session due to start next week, the main agenda item for Gov. John Hickenlooper seems dead on arrival.
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.