State Sen. Kevin Lundberg doesn’t sound very enchanted with plans House Republicans have recently floated to change the way the Legislature writes the state’s annual budget.
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State Rep. Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, wants to shorten Colorado’s legislative session and overhaul the way lawmakers approve annual budgets by doing away with the Joint Budget Committee and moving to biennial budgets.
Assistant Minority Leader Leroy Garcia discusses Pueblo, a bill to combat opioid abuse and the importance of reading early in life in the first episode of “Behind the Politics,” a weekly podcast produced by the Senate Democrats.
House Republican leaders on Wednesday said the GOP caucus wants to “fundamentally change” the way the Legislature puts together the state’s annual budget, potentially by vastly diminishing the role of the powerful Joint Budget Committee and giving all the other committees more say.
For the first time in a decade, the state’s share of education funding in Colorado will not get a mid-year adjustment. However, a drop in enrollment and local revenue will still hit school districts, members of the Joint Budget Committee learned Tuesday, Jan. 24.
“A lot of moving parts” and a “very, very difficult budget to set” were among the descriptions given to the House Transportation & Energy and Senate Transportation committees regarding funding one of the key areas before the Colorado General Assembly. At the Wednesday, Jan. 19, joint committee meeting, Joint Budget Committee members explained recent changes […]
It costs the Colorado Department of Corrections $57,000 to treat each of 32 inmates infected with Hepatitis C with expensive new drugs that have had a 100 percent success rate. That cost did not sit well with members of the Colorado House and Senate Judiciary committees when the Joint Budget Committee presented the figures during […]
The battle lines will likely soon become clear – if they aren’t already – at the state Capitol, as the Colorado Legislature gets its feet underneath itself and moves through the hundreds of bills already introduced since the session began Jan. 11. The main issues will be familiar in most cases: transportation, education and healthcare […]
With one eye on a $500 million state budget gap and the other on Washington, 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. Last year, Hickenlooper and fellow […]