In light of recent violence between police and communities of color, the governor reflects on what can be done to prevent such violence in Colorado.
A 1992 constitutional amendment caps tax revenue and gives voters the final say on tax increases. Critics say that limits education spending.
In a conversation with CPR News, the governor also addressed the chances of moving Gitmo detainees to Colorado, and the possibility of another recession.
- The forecast downgrades Colorado’s expected rate of growth slightly, meaning lawmakers will either have to find cuts or draw down the state’s reserves a bit.Read more
Colorado’s economy is strong and revenues are rising. But due to a voter-approved limit on taxes, known as TABOR, the budget remains tight.
- Bruce, convicted in 2012 of tax evasion and trying to influence a public servant, violated the terms of his probation.Read more
The budget will likely be a big issue during a session that will also see debates over housing and abortion.
The Joint Budget Committee chair says reclassifying the fee would keep the state from paying taxpayer rebates.