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Colorado state budget clears conference committee, but disagreement remains over how...

This story was updated on May 1 to state that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the state budget into law.  Lobbyists, politicos, aides and interns filled...

Here’s how Colorado schools would spend an extra $100 million (or...

Update: By Friday, the JBC had set aside $150 million to increase funding to schools. Legislators on the Joint Budget Committee unanimously decided last week...

The Indy’s Marianne Goodland joins 710 KNUS’ Chuck & Julie to...

On Thursday, the Indy's Marianne Goodland joined Chuck Bonniwell and Julie Hayden on 710 KNUS to talk about the Independent Ethics Commission: just what...

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...

Senate passes 2017-18 state budget, but not without fights

*Update: the Senate voted 30-5 Thursday morning to approve the 2017-18 state budget. Four Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs,...

Independent Ethics Commission shuts down public livestream of meeting

The conflict over a lack of transparency at Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission came to a head Thursday when Colorado Ethics Watch set up a...

Republicans risk 96 jobs to attack Colorado’s clean air plan

Republicans on Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee put clean air and almost 100 jobs at risk Tuesday when they launched a war against critical environmental funding.  The Republican half...

Colorado lawmakers work together to update lagging autism policy

DENVER — Here’s how it sometimes works at the Capitol: No politics, no one working angles. Instead, there were constituents experiencing a problem that...

Defund politics grabs hold under Gold Dome

It's an approach to legislating bubbled over from Capitol Hill and spilled into the Colorado General Assembly, a version of Boehner's Best Brew for Battling Obama.