JOINT RELEASE: JBC Dems Prioritizing Education, Health & Safety as State Faces $3.3B Shortfall

May 12, 2020

DENVER, CO –  Democratic members of the Joint Budget Committee today released the following statements after the Legislative Council and the Office of State Planning and Budgeting delivered revised economic forecasts, both of which project significantly lower General Fund revenue compared to earlier estimates. Both estimates forecast General Fund shortfalls next fiscal year of more

JOINT RELEASE: General Assembly Will Extend Temporary Adjournment 1 Week

May 10, 2020

DENVER, CO– Democratic Leadership in the General Assembly today announced that the temporary suspension of the legislature will continue until the week of May 25 to give additional time for preparations including safety protocols, to work through appropriate legislation, and to seek greater clarity on potential Congressional action that could significantly impact our state budget.  

Rep. McCluskie Named Appropriations Committee Chair

April 16, 2020

DENVER, CO — Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, today announced that she has appointed Representative Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, as Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations. Traditionally the second-ranking member of the Joint Budget Committee in each chamber serves as Appropriations Chair. “I am honored to have the confidence of Speaker Becker and JBC Chair Esgar,