Revenue Forecasts Tempered by ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Fears

December 20, 2012

(Dec. 20) – State budget experts predicted today that state revenues would continue to trend upward. But they warned the legislative Joint Budget Committee that a high level of economic uncertainty was slowing the recovery and could reverse it. In the latest quarterly snapshot of the state’s economic health, the legislature’s chief economist, Natalie Mullis,

Tyler: CDOT Budgeting Overhaul ‘Just What We Need’

December 14, 2012

(Dec. 14) – Rep. Max Tyler (D-Lakewood) applauded Gov. John Hickenlooper’s announcement today that the Colorado Department of Transportation was overhauling its budgeting process for multiyear projects. At a Colorado Press Association event today, the governor announced that CDOT will now fund multiyear projects on a year-to-year basis. In the past, CDOT would not start

Pabon to Sit on Amendment 64 Task Force

December 10, 2012

(Dec. 10) – Speaker-designate Mark Ferrandino has named Rep. Dan Pabon (D-Denver) to sit on the Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64, a blue-ribbon panel that will address legislative and regulatory issues surrounding the recreational use of marijuana. The roster of the 24-member task force, assembled by Gov. John Hickenlooper, was announced by

Oppenheim Is House Dems’ Chief of Staff

December 7, 2012

(Dec. 7) – Speaker-designate Mark Ferrandino named David Oppenheim as his chief of staff today. Oppenheim succeeds Paul Weissmann, who will continue as a part-time adviser to the Democratic caucus. Oppenheim is the longest-serving member of the full-time House Democratic staff. He began in 2007 as a legislative aide to former Speaker Andrew Romanoff and