Colorado’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year remained largely unchanged after a debate in the state senate Wednesday. Lawmakers offered about half as many amendments as the representatives in the House proposed. KUNC’s Bente Birkeland reports that the budget bill passed the Colorado House last week with near unanimous support and appears likely to be receive easy passage in the Senate.
As the proposed $19-billion state budget for next year moves through the legislature, KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland speaks with Governor John Hickenlooper about the plan and some of the other bills still alive at the capitol.
Colorado’s latest revenue forecast shows signs of growth and a slight uptick in the economy. The better than expected quarterly forecast means lawmakers will have nearly 150 million additional dollars to work with in next year’s budget.