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Hickenlooper’s budget takes aim at recidivism reduction package championed by Ritter

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s budget proposal cuts programs designed to reduce recidivism, prevent juveniles from entering the criminal justice system and cut the number of repeat drug offenders in jail -- programs former Gov. Bill Ritter's administration said were saving the state millions of dollars.

Hickenlooper budget could eliminate thousands of jobs

The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute Monday released a study showing that the budget proposed by Governor John Hickenlooper could eliminate about 3600 Colorado jobs.