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Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 7, 20178min621

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable found.


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Jared WrightJared WrightOctober 17, 20164min332

Amendment 72 promises to further tangle Colorado’s budget. As a member of the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, I can assure you that this is the last thing we need. Earlier this year, legislators struggled to balance Colorado’s complicated budget, as is required each year by law, while also providing services that our communities need. Between requirements for education spending, the Gallagher Amendment and other constitutionally-mandated spending, Colorado’s Constitution is a web of conflicting, locked-in, spending requirements.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 20, 20167min228

While revenue has been rosy in the city of Aurora, along with others on Colorado's Front Range, budget deficits may loom on the horizon. In his proposed 2017 budget, Aurora City Manager Skip Noe noted some of the same "softening" of revenue forecast by Denver and others in the near future.