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Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.

Obama lays out his budget vision: Polis and Bennet react

In a national address today, President Obama proposed spending cuts he said would total $4 trillion over the next few years. He said he would limit growth in national defense and security spending to the rate of inflation. He also proposed simplifying the tax code.

Colorado Latino lobby day underlines lopsided nature of immigration debate

DENVER-- When hundreds of Coloradans flocked to the capitol here Monday for the state's fifth-annual Latino Advocacy Day, it was a rare recent instance in the state and around the country where support for policies that embrace immigration, U.S. Latino communities and the rights of undocumented residents stole the spotlight from support for policies that set deporting "illegals" and establishing border security as top priorities.

Obama budget cuts funding for elderly services

The Obama administration has proposed cutting funding for programs that go directly to senior services in the 2012 proposed budget, meaning many older Americans may lose federal aid to help pay for things like heat, food and public transportation.

Polis, Bennet and Perlmutter weigh in on Obama budget

President Obama today released his proposed budget, calling for investment in infrastructure and education but also pledging massive cuts over the next decade.