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Economic forecasts not pretty

Author: Peter Marcus - September 27, 2011 - Updated: September 27, 2011

Lawmakers will need to cut between $400-500 million in the 2012-13 budget in order to close yet another budget shortfall, according to economic forecasts presented to the Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday by Legislative Council and the governor’s budget office. That means cuts to K-12 education, higher education, Medicaid and human services are likely once […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.