The 2 cent-per-ounce tax was approved in 2016 and is estimated to bring in $1.4 million more in its first year than expected.
The different gaming factions in Colorado have not played nice in the past.
Aspen City Council passed the ordinance in 2011, banning the use of plastic bags and requiring grocers to charge $0.20 for paper bags.
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.
March usually brings a big seasonal bump in recreational marijuana sales to Colorado.
Much of the extra $1.2 billion is spoken for as the state needs to fund a 2017 road construction initiative and to compensate local governments for other programs.
Anticipation of business-friendly policies has led to reports of near-euphoric levels confidence during most of the Trump presidency.
They say the way the state funds its public schools is outdated and needs a major overhaul, and more than 90 percent of them support a new way forward.
State lawmakers yesterday rejected a bill that proposed an unusual approach to Colorado's affordable housing shortage.
Gov. John Hickenlooper backs a tax hike for transportation, water and high-speed internet projects.