The rural sustainability bill still has a long way to go in a legislature where byzantine fights over finances have bedeviled compromise for years.
Because of the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights and state law, school districts must levy wildly different tax rates.
John Hickenlooper dismisses attempts for an Electoral College surprise, and talks about education and transportation funding.
Caliche Junior-Senior High, in the RE-1 Valley School District, is smack in the middle of grain fields, 15 miles from the Nebraska border.
RE-1 Valley School District Superintendent Jan DeLay is on a mission to educate average citizens on the fiscal challenges rural districts like hers face.
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.