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More cuts coming to Colo. budget this year

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is ready to announce his plan to deal with a $262 million revenue shortfall to balance this year’s budget. That will be on top of the estimated $1.1 billion lawmakers will be forced to cut next year. The balancing plan being announced Friday follows last month’s quarterly revenue forecast, which showed… Continue Reading More cuts coming to Colo. budget this year

State senators are preparing to vote on some big spending cuts this week, including a $130 million reduction for public schools. But spending will still increase in some areas within the overall $18.2 billion budget. The budget adds $9.4 million to open a solitary confinement unit at a new branch of the Colorado State Penitentiary.… Continue Reading Colo. budget adds $9.4M to open new prison unit

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