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Anti-abortion stunt slows the state budget debate

Abortion politics took center stage during a debate on the state budget bill Thursday, when Rep. Patrick Neville, a Parker Republican, tried to add...

Denver police and sheriffs’ overtime pay skyrocketed in 2015

Overtime pay at the city and County of Denver shot up 23 percent  in 2015, reports Art Kane at ColoradoWatchdog.org. Taxpayers are footing $8.6 million...

Guess which Colorado lawmakers voted against the winning spending bill

  The U.S. House this morning approved a massive spending bill that will keep the government running until just before the 2016 election. But not all...

Denver sheriff’s budget is out of line, say community activists

Denver has an addiction problem – an addiction to jails and prisons. And the time has come for the city to get off its...

Homebrew: Forest Service burns budgets fighting Western fires

Burning money National Forests in Colorado are losing their annual budgets to firefighting efforts across the West, reports the Aspen Times. That means road construction...

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the...

Senate clashes over largest budget in state history

The Senate passed the record-breaking $26 billion budget without the support of many Democrats, who felt they had been "shut out" of the process...

#Coleg Notebook: Funding the felony DUI, and voting on pot taxes...

Funding the felony DUI  With only $5 million in new spending available to each legislative chamber because of this year's expected TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of...

#Coleg Notebook: Massaging the budget, smoking what’s left

The budget looms Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp, D-Arvada, has a bill, stuck in the appropriations committee, designed to fund a statewide, high-tech fire-and-flood-prediction system. It will...

#Coleg Notebook: Driver’s license compromise; economic forecasts

Lawmakers compromise on immigrant driver's licences  It can be difficult to understand exactly what the six-member Joint Budget Committee is doing, but on Wednesday the proceedings...