One member of the Joint Budget Committee called the budget "almost miraculous," but legislators warn that upcoming budgets will be just as tough.
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The budget avoids threatened cuts to higher education. However, hospitals and road construction take a hit.
In a conversation with CPR News, the governor also addressed the chances of moving Gitmo detainees to Colorado, and the possibility of another recession.
If confirmed by the state legislature, Donna Lynne will replace current Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, who is stepping down from his post for another career opportunity.
Things will pick up next week, after lawmakers get a better idea of how much money is available.
There are five measures in all, sponsored by four Democrats and one Republican.
Analysis by an editor at The Economist finds the Mexican drug cartels hurting, but pot use has gone up in Colorado.
Right now, CDOT only has enough money to maintain the state’s highway system in its current condition for the next 10 years.
Who's allowed to drive in Colorado? Is it a matter of public safety or a form of "back-door amnesty"? Two state lawmakers make their case.
At lawmakers' request, a diverse group recommends when cameras should be turned on and off, and when the public should know about a recording.
Gov. John Hickenlooper says changes to the Hospital Provider Fee structure could free up hundreds of millions of dollars for state budget priorities.
Officials say the new configurations at some highway exits will result in faster commutes and less-severe accidents.