Budget Cuts and Building Rules

May 14, 2020
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The Colorado state Capitol in Denver, April 20, 2020.

Do you rely on the state of Colorado for anything? Well, odds are in the next six weeks, state lawmakers will consider reducing or eliminating it. That's because they have to cut nearly a quarter of Colorado's discretionary spending for the next year. It's a grim process that's just beginning. And at the same time the budget committee is trying to prepare a spending package for lawmakers to consider, those same lawmakers are very far apart on the basic health rules for returning to work in the Capitol. This week on the show, hosts Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney take us through the pending cuts and the ongoing disagreements.