Hickenlooper presents his annual state of the state speech to yet another split Legislature on Wednesday
Gov. John Hickenlooper and a split Colorado Legislature enter the 2017 lawmaking session with little expectation of fiscal reform and plenty of uncertainty over transportation, the state’s Medicaid bills, affordable housing and illegal pot sales
In discussing city’s propose 2017 spending plan, officials consider hiring up to 40 new police and firefighters
The disappointing figures, while expected, come after the deficit has steadily declined since the huge $1.4 trillion deficit Obama inherited after the deep 2007-2009 recession and the associated fiscal crisis
In April city officials said those claims involved a police officer falling off a ladder and an officer-involved shooting incident.
Police are also requesting $1.2 million for a transfer to the Capital Projects Fund for security improvements at police stations in Districts 1 and 2.
Budget-writers trimmed some $73 million from hospitals, part of a complicated arrangement to avoid even deeper cuts later
The proposal also spares state colleges and doctors who treat the poor from budget cuts. However, it does slash $73 million from hospitals, part of a complicated arrangement to avoid even deeper cuts later.
DENVER | Colorado is facing a $373 million budget shortfall next year, despite a healthy state economy that has an unemployment rate of 4 percent. Years of uncoordinated fiscal policies, spending restrictions that require refunds to taxpayers, and mandated funding for schools are among the moving parts colliding to create the budget deficit, the governor’s budget […]