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.
State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
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Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.