Kumbaya on the ‘Long Bill’

April 11, 2018

(April 11) – With nary a no vote this afternoon, the Joint Budget Committee resolved disagreements between the House and Senate on the state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Today’s action by the JBC, which has three Democrats and three Republicans, was crucial to reconcile divergent versions of HB18-1322, aka the “long bill.”

Bipartisan Support for a Strong CO Budget

March 29, 2018

(March 29) – The House of Representatives voted 42-22 today to approve the state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1.  “Our strong economy has made our job easier, allowing us to make new investments in education, infrastructure and a variety of other priorities that have been denied or underfunded for many years,”

Strong CO Budget Survives GOP Onslaught

March 29, 2018

(March 28) – During a marathon 10-hour session that just beat a midnight deadline, the House of Representatives cast a series of voice votes late tonight to approve a state budget package for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “We had an unusual number of amendments and we’ll have to reconcile some budget-balancing

A Strong Budget for a Strong Colorado

March 23, 2018

(March 23) – After a series of votes to address a wide variety of high-priority needs, the Joint Budget Committee today finalized its draft of the state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which begins July 1. “Our strong economy is allowing us to invest in education, infrastructure and a variety of other priorities that