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Colorado State Budget

Hickenlooper Signs Next Year's State Budget

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 06.29.2013 | Denver

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed next year's budget for Colorado on Monday, a spending plan that includes more funding for public schools...

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...

Higher State Revenue Than Expected In Colorado

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 07.20.2011 | Denver

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's Republican governor and GOP leaders in several other states are facing increasing pressure to back off from deep spe...

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...

Colorado Slashes Higher Education Budget

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter laid out his plan to cut another $286 million from the state budget on Wednesday, including reductions in Med...