Colorado’s $82 million increase in the 2018 budget will help. But tuition costs are still expected to grow by 3.7 percent at CU and 3 percent at CSU.
2018 Colorado Legislature
The I-70 expansion, record road fatalities and poor infrastructure conditions: what will receive the budget windfall?
But prison officials warn lawmakers they could run out of space to hold people as soon as next year.
Leaders have appointed an interim committee to hash out recommendations from an outside human resources firm over the summer.
The bill would affect prescriptions written for patients in acute but short-term pain. Gov. Hickenlooper has yet to sign the measure into law.
Lawmakers voted to increase the state’s reserves to 7.25 percent of general fund spending, or an estimated $730 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The measure targets prescriptions for acute pain, which may be more sharp and severe but short-term. Not all doctors though are happy with the move.
The historic expulsion of state Rep. Steve Lebsock and allegations against Mayor Michael Hancock fueled the policy change.
A measure approved by the legislature and awaiting action by the governor would ban release of minors' autopsies in most cases.
The public pension rescue plan may have cleared the state legislature at the last possible moment, but it's already facing criticism from both sides.