DENVER, CO – JBC Chair Rep. Julie McCluskie and JBC Member Rep. Leslie Herod today released the following statements on Governor Jared Polis’ budget request for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
“The governor’s budget request makes smart investments in critical priorities to continue Colorado’s recovery while fulfilling our future budget obligations,” said JBC Chair Rep. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, “I appreciate the governor’s dedication to saving money for future buying down of the Budget Stabilization Factor, and I share his commitment to crafting a budget that reflects the diverse priorities of communities all across our state. I look forward to reviewing the details of the governor’s request and to working with my colleagues on the Joint Budget Committee to craft a balanced budget that powers the Colorado Comeback and boosts our state’s economic recovery.”
“The governor’s budget proposal suggests responsible one-time investments in Colorado’s immediate needs while allocating funds for critical state services in the long term,” said JBC Member Leslie Herod, D-Denver. “I’m proud to see that the governor and the General Assembly remain aligned in our intent to invest in an equitable recovery for Colorado. I look forward to working together to craft a budget that prioritizes the full recovery of those who are on the front lines of responding to this pandemic and those who haven’t been able to get back on their feet as quickly as other Coloradans. ”