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Conservative group sounds alarm over health care’s rapidly rising share of Colorado state budget

Jack Graham, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former CSU athletic director, addresses supporters on June 28, 2016, at a primary night watch party in southeast Denver. Graham placd second in the U.S. Senate primary, trailing El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense […]

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? Spending is the state budget issue for GOP JBC member

Bob Rankin
A $28.5 billion state budget proposal that calls for cuts to K-12 education, transportation and hospitals to close a projected budget gap of half a billion dollars indicates over spending, not a lack of revenue, according to a Republican member of the Joint Budget Committee. State Rep. Bob Rankin of Carbondale said, in light of […]

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? Grantham: Amendment 72 would further hamstring Colorado’s budget

Sen. Kevin Grantham
Amendment 72 promises to further tangle Colorado’s budget. As a member of the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, I can assure you that this is the last thing we need. Earlier this year, legislators struggled to balance Colorado’s complicated budget, as is required each year by law, while also providing services that our communities need. […]

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