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The coronavirus crippled Colorado’s state budget. Here’s what you should know....

A new economic forecast by the nonpartisan Legislative Council estimates Colorado faces a $3.3 billion budget shortfall this coming fiscal year, a historic drop...

In the annual Colorado budget tug-of-war, lawmakers are finding Gov. Polis...

Gov. Jared Polis stood before cameras and a packed House chamber last week to deliver his State of the State address. He began by...

Opioid-addiction treatment slips on priority list as Senate advances state budget...

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen never figured she would have to fight so hard to persuade her colleagues to expand opioid-addiction treatment in Colorado. The...

‘Tough trade-offs’ ahead as Democrats draft state budget Gov. Jared Polis...

Gov. Jared Polis stood in the Greenlee Elementary School library to announce that free, all-day kindergarten — his No. 1 campaign promise — was...

Political strong-arming, or just a simple mistake? You decide

Updated at 3:40 p.m. to add statement from Rep. Daneya Esgar of Pueblo on her vote. For the past 15 days, House Democrats have held...

House slashes from hospitals, roads and ed to balance budget

“We pulled off some miracles!” That was the claim this morning by the Joint Budget Committee, after the House gave final approval to the 2016-17...

Colorado’s GOP AG clears key Democratic budget plan as legal

  By saying a plan to reclassify a billion-dollar hospital program is constitutional, Colorado's Republican attorney general today bolstered a key strategy by the Democratic...

What you need to know about Colorado’s biggest political battle

  Even before lawmakers gaveled the 2016 session into order on Wednesday, three words have dominated debate at the Capitol: Hospital Provider Fee. Understanding the...

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on a plan to put the prison to use.

Hedges: The Colorado Conundrum

Perhaps you've heard of the "Colorado Paradox," the fact that our state is one of the most educated in the country - but mainly...
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