Conference Committee OKs $27 Billion Colorado budget

April 13, 2016

Update: CPR's Vic Vela and Grace Hood have the full budget story here.

A bipartisan conference committee quickly resolved a dispute over clean air funding to settle on a $27 billion state budget. The compromise cuts nearly $112,000 from the state's air quality unit in a nod to Senate Republicans who protested state work on a federal clean air plan that's been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a slight increase for K-12 schools and no cuts for state colleges. It slashes $73 million for hospitals, part of a complicated arrangement to avoid even deeper cuts later. The committee will send the revised budget to the Democrat-led House and GOP-led Senate this week.

Our lives have changed ...

CPR will not compromise in serving you and our community. Vital news and essential music are made possible by member support.

Donate