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Colorado State Budget

Quite The Vote For Colo. House Budget

Posted 04.13.2012 | Denver

Partisan politics be damned. At least it looked that way in the Colorado House, where the state budget passed Thursday by a healthy margin of 64-1. ...

State Of The State: Hickenlooper To Address Colo.'s Pressing Issues

Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver his second State of the State address to the House and Senate and is expected to address a wide range of ...

INTERACTIVE: 'Colorado's State Budget Tsunami'

Posted 11.01.2011 | Denver

A non-partisan study conducted by DU's Center for Colorado's Economic Future paints a dire picture of the state's long-term budget. The report, relea...

State Budget To End In Black; $70 Million For Schools

Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 08.20.2011 | Denver

The state of Colorado will end the 2010-11 budget year more than $300 million in the black, triggering the release of nearly $70 million to help offse...

Does Colorado Have to Cut Education? The Answer Is No

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

3,600 school district jobs, making an average of $56,000 a year, will be eliminated in Colorado in the near future. If that isn't worth getting out of your seats -- you're already dead where you sit.

Break the Chains: America Is Ripe for Prison Reform

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

America's penal system needs a top-to-bottom overhaul -- and a movement of people ready to do something about it is taking shape nicely.

Colorado Revenue Projections: Mixed News For State Budget Looking Forward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Weak real estate markets, high debt levels, bank failures and tight credit in Colorado will limit economic growth over the next few years, but the sta...