Most of the talk about the state’s budget focuses on next year’s looming shortfall. Beyond that, the picture is even grimmer. Many experts believe there’s a fundamental imbalance between how much money the state brings in, and what it’s committed to pay for. As part of our series Budget Breakdown, we’re looking at two very different solutions. Coming up we’ll talk with a former state lawmaker about ideas to cut spending-- they’d mean some big changes to state government. First, Colorado Public Radio’s Megan Verlee reports that some groups are working to convince voters the problem isn’t the amount of money going out, but how much is coming in.
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