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1 year 5 months ago

Hickenlooper repeats cautious optimism on budget

DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says lawmakers should remain cautious while preparing the state budget because Colorado's economic recovery could be impacted by federal and worldwide forces. The Democratic governor made the comments Wednesday while presenting his proposed budget for next year to the state's Joint Budget Committee. He...

3 years 8 months ago

PERA solvency review due today

Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the health of the state employee retirement plan. The legislature cut benefits this year to keep the plan from going broke. Under the new law retirees got no cost of living increase this year instead of the normal 3.5 percent increase. ...

4 years 3 months ago

Furlough Friday: DMV offices closed

It's another furlough day for thousands of state government employees. The unpaid day off Friday affected about 15,500 employees in Colorado, including all DMV offices. It was one of eight furlough days Gov. Bill Ritter ordered them to take this fiscal year to help save money. There are three more...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado governor to deliver state budget

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is delivering the first round of budgets for the next fiscal year. The governor, who is required by state law to deliver the budget on Monday, is instead giving lawmakers a down payment with the budgets for Transportation, Agriculture and Public Health. The rest of...

4 years 6 months ago

Illegal immigrant college tuition bill in works

Colorado Democrats plan to take another run at a bill that would provide reduced tuition to the children of illegal immigrants by creating a new class of tuition that would not require state subsidies. Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, says the measure, billed as the "Workforce Development and Unsubsidized Tuition Act,"...

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