Wildfire Committee Backs Two Exum Bills

September 26, 2014

(Sept. 26) – Two bills to be sponsored by Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs) are among the five endorsed today by the interim Wildfire Matters Review Committee. One bill would continue funding for Wildfire Risk Reduction Grants, a $9.8 million program for projects to reduce wildfire risk around the state, especially in “wildland-urban interface” areas.

Independent Bankers Honor Pabon

September 23, 2014

(Sept. 23) – Assistant Majority Leader Dan Pabon (D-Denver) is the 2014 recipient of the Spirit of Independence award from the Independent Bankers of Colorado. The group said winners of the award “engage actively in discussions with all stakeholders to enact balanced legislation.” The award was announced today at an Independent Bankers meeting in Vail

Revenue Estimates Rise Again

September 22, 2014

(Sept. 22) – The state’s leading economists reported today that Colorado’s economic recovery is still going strong. Presenting her quarterly update to the legislative Joint Budget Committee this morning, Natalie Mullis, the legislature’s chief economist, said general fund revenue is expected to rise by $128.5 million in the 2014-15 fiscal year, which began on July

McLachlan Effort Pays Off for Western State, Fort Lewis

September 12, 2014

(Sept. 12) – In another sign of Colorado’s continuing economic rebound, state budget experts estimated today that the state government ended its 2013-14 fiscal year on June 30 with a budget surplus of $235.8 million, 15 percent of which is destined for capital construction projects at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison and Fort Lewis