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Colorado Budget Invests in Girls and Women to Reach Their Full Potential

Alvina Vasquez | Posted 06.21.2014 | Denver
Alvina Vasquez

I sat down with one elected leader Representative Crisanta Duran who understands the barriers that woman face and feels the Colorado State budget is a clear victory for Colorado girls, and women.

No Budget Cuts!

Posted 11.14.2012 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper today is presenting lawmakers with a budget that does not include any major spending cuts for the fir...

How Is Colorado Holding Up?

Wade Buchanan | Posted 01.13.2013 | Denver
Wade Buchanan

So how are we doing? Are we making the right investments for future Coloradans? What will our legacy be? This is not ivory tower, egghead stuff. It's practical and it's real, and every Coloradan needs to weigh in.

TABOR Migraines

Miller Hudson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

TABOR, which includes provisions that are rapidly closing a vise on state spending, will soon undermine the quality of services provided to taxpayers.

Colorado Budget Cuts Put Cancer Screenings At Risk

The Durango Herald | Kristen Wyatt | Posted 06.11.2011 | Denver

Largressa Munnerlyn wants lawmakers to know that. She survived breast cancer, thanks to a state screening program now under threat from budget cuts. ...

Ethics Commission Staff Wrong Place for Cuts

Luis Toro | Posted 06.06.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Buried in the bipartisan state budget compromise unveiled yesterday was a steep cut to the tiny budget of the Independent Ethics Commission, reducing the commission's staff from two to one.

Colorado Budget Deal Reached Between Senate, House

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 06.05.2011 | Denver

Colorado lawmakers -- in both houses -- appear to have reached a tentative agreement on the state budget, a deal that involves restoring tax exemption...

Budget Compromise Dies Over Dinner Meeting Thursday

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Senate President Brandon Shaffer stormed out of a dinner with House Speaker Frank McNulty and Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp after McNulty...

Colorado Not As Broke As Initially Thought

KDVR | Eli Stokols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Turns out Colorado isn't as broke as it thought. For the long-term, the state is still pretty broke. But an unexpected spike in tax reven...

Not My Job to Raise Taxes, Says Legislator. Then Whose Is It?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's been pointed out numerous times of late that those good protesters who dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773 weren't against taxation. They wanted representation!

GOP Senator On Medicaid: 'We're Paying For Their Kids' Health Care, And They're Buying Cigarettes'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Senator Greg Brophy shed some light Wednesday on the Colorado Republican Party's thinking regarding the state's budget. The Senator from Wray, ...

Dems Want To Forgive Tax Violations To Save Money

Denver Business Journal | Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado businesses and residents with delinquent taxes can pay them later this year under an amnesty bill introduced Wednesday -- if the state can al...

Report: Colorado Budget Situation Won't Improve With Economy

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Medicaid, K-12 education and corrections budgets will increase by more than the amount of new money that Colorado brings in over the next 15 years, fo...

Cut Prison Spending First, Not Schools

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed $570 million in budgets cuts, hacking off $332 million from K-12 education and trimming only a paltry $10 million from prisons.

Study: Civil Unions Bill Would Save Colorado Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

According to a new study, Colorado stands to add up to $5 million to its coffers over the next three years if the Legislature passes a bill that recog...

Progressives To Hickenlooper: Consider Revenue Options Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

"Make no mistake, the choices we are making today will hurt," Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday as he delivered his budget plan to the Joint ...

Hickenlooper Proposes Massive Cuts To Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor John Hickenlooper delivered his budget plan for the 2011-2012 fiscal year to the Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday. The Governor is proposin...

Hickenlooper's Class Solidarity

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

While Colorado's new governor campaigned on promises of being an education governor, he has just proposed historically massive cuts to its already comparatively underfunded public schools.

Is The Colorado Legislature Losing The Budget Battle?

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Legislators from both major political parties started the 2011 legislative session last month promising to cut the size of government, but the measure...

Partisan Bickering Results In Legislature Breaking State Law

The Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- House Republicans abandoned efforts to compromise on an early fight about the state budget Thursday, a move that leaves the Legislature in v...

JBC Lets Gessler Keep $2 Million Slated To Balance Budget

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In another reversal of fortune, Secretary of State Scott Gessler will get to keep the $2 million from his cash fund that the legislature's Joint Budge...

Colorado K-12 Funding Face Bleak Prospects

EdNewsColorado | Todd Engdahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

There was no good news about the future of state support for K-12 schools at the Joint Budget Committee's Friday briefing on the Department of Educati...

Pinnacol Tax Exemption Bill Dies In Joint Budget Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A bill that would have eliminated tax exemptions for Pinnacol Assurance was killed in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday The bill, introduced in ...

Smart Start Nutrition Program Funding Rejected By JBC Republicans

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

There have been a few party-line votes on the legislature's now evenly split Joint Budget Committee, but one 3-3 decision on Tuesday reverberated thro...

What Colorado Voters Want (and Don't Want)

Jill Hanauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

Every January after an election, politicians of all stripes make speeches claiming to know exactly what is on the mind of voters. The Congress and Co...