Colorado lawmakers and officials with the Department of Natural Resources are meeting tomorrow to discuss consolidating two of its divisions: state parks and wildlife. The move is expected to save Colorado millions of dollars in the long run. But there are still short-term questions for the Division of State Parks, which still needs to plug a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. KUNC’s Grace Hood has more as part of our Government and You series.
Governor Hickenlooper’s proposed closure of Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in southeastern Colorado could save the state millions. But residents say the loss of 240 jobs in the impoverished area would be “devastating.”