JOINT RELEASE: Economic Growth to Continue in Colorado; Yet Investments Constrained

September 20, 2019

JBC Dems, Speaker highlight need for critical investments in K-12, higher education, and transportation infrastructure DENVER, CO — Members of the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) today received the September quarterly budget forecasts, which once again predicts continued, but slowing, economic expansion in Colorado, wage growth, and an unemployment rate that is well below the national

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