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Tag Archives: Colorado Budget

A budget battle and brinksmanship. Then Colorado lawmakers agreed on $35M for school cops and security. Not everyone is happy.

Colorado lawmakers agreed late Wednesday to spend $35 million next year on police officers in schools and security upgrades to school buildings. It was the […]...

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March 29, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

State lawmakers add and subtract on the state’s premier budget document

Update: as of 8:02 p.m., Republican Rep. Dave Williams of Colorado Springs asked that the budget bill (more than 600 pages) be read at length. […]...

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April 6, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and […]...

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March 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Guest post: We’re Republican lawmakers and we think it’s time to fine tune TABOR

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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February 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado state budget researcher: ‘We’re headed off a cliff’

There is nowhere near enough money for Colorado to continue to do the business of the state as things stand, according to an influential team of researchers at the University of Denver. State lawmakers will either have to raise...

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September 1, 2011 Center Well, Education, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
June revenue forecast stronger than expected

June revenue forecast stronger than expected

The Colorado Legislative Council today released its quarterly forecast, showing that the state is bringing in more money than expected and that Colorado seems to be recovering from the recession at a slightly faster pace than the country as a...

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June 20, 2011 Education, Politics, Top Stories
VIDEO: How to fix the Colorado budget? Talk about it

VIDEO: How to fix the Colorado budget? Talk about it

Now that this year's legislative session is safely behind us, maybe it's time to talk about the state budget. That, anyway, seems to be the premise behind a video released today by the Bell Policy Center and ProgressNow Colorado....

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June 1, 2011 Politics, Top Stories

Colorado could balance budget with a less regressive tax code

A new report by United for a Fair Economy shows how Colorado's fiscal problems could be fixed by flipping its regressive tax system....

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May 26, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Fee increases could cause 2,000 children to go without health insurance

As the long bill passed the House on 3rd and final reading Thursday, a JBC-initiated bill that may cause 2,000 low-income children to drop out of a Colorado health care assistance program also won the Legislature's approval....

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April 14, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics

House bill could strip millions from state revenue

The bipartisan hug issued around the Legislature after a compromise on the state budget Tuesday was broken Wednesday as House Republicans passed a bill exempting businesses from business personal property taxes. ...

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April 7, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics

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Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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