Lawmakers face $700 million in cuts to balance proposed budget

Author: Peter Marcus - March 17, 2017 - Updated: March 17, 2017

Lawmakers did not receive the luck of the Irish Saint Patrick’s Day economic forecast they were hoping for on Friday, learning that they will have to close a nearly $700 million budget shortfall. The projection to close the gap is based on a spending request from Gov. John Hickenlooper in November. The shortfall is about […]

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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.