Governor John Hickenlooper released his 2012 budget today. It includes further cuts to higher education and K-12 schools, although not as deep as in the current budget. It also spares state workers from additional furloughs and does not call for any prison closures.
Just as the state braces for another blast of winter weather this week, low-income Coloradans can begin applying for assistance with their home heating bills Tuesday. But with tougher eligibility requirements this year – many will be left in the cold.