The Colorado governor says that was the reaction when he expressed concern about proposed cuts to EPA grants. Congress would have to pass a new budget.
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Kennedy says her experience in managing state resources and her passion for public schools has prepared her for the job.
The bipartisan bill also lets students sue if a public university restricts their right to free expression.
Separate bipartisan proposals could raise the state sales tax and free money in the existing budget for roads, schools and health care.
A bill would let cities decide when bars close, but not all barkeeps think later hours are a good idea.
Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
The preliminary budget proposal is creating new lists of winners and losers. Military spending goes up while money for education goes down.
In March, 2013 a state parolee killed the popular head of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, and Nathan Leon, a father of three. Leon's family says his death didn't get the attention it deserved.
Just as pot became legal in more than half of states, the Trump administration indicated it may intervene on recreational marijuana, striking fear in the industry.
Weld County discovered the forgery when Curtis’ ex-wife called the county after she moved to South Carolina to get information on voting.
Older people with disabilities, in long-term care, make up nearly 10 percent of the state’s overall Medicaid population, but they account for more than 40 percent of the costs.
Cuts will impact farmers, air and water, and health care, although, Hickenlooper says, Colorado could benefit from more defense spending.
These are the largest cuts and potential impacts in EPA Region 8, which covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and 27 Tribal Nations.