State budget and tax

Cagin seeks equality for rural Colorado’s 58th District

A Telluride newspaperman is vying for the House 58th District seat in the Colorado Legislature. Democrat Seth Cagin, 64, was the editor and publisher for the Telluride Watch for 25 years, and has...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last minute bill approval spares hospitals from $264M cut

DENVER – In the closing moments of the Legislative session, lawmakers avoided taking $264 million in federal funds away from Colorado’s hospitals, and designates funding for transportation. Senate...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Legislature OKs controversial charter school funding bill

DENVER – The controversial topic of equitable funding for Colorado charter schools was put to rest for the 2017 Legislative session Wednesday with the passage of a bill on the distribution of local...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget clears the legislature

DENVER – The $28.3 billion state budget cleared the Legislature on Wednesday. That means that the loss of $264 million in federal matching funds for hospitals in the 2017-18 fiscal year is merely...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Democrats reject compromise on hospital fee

DENVER – Lawmakers continue to struggle to find a compromise that would spare Colorado’s hospitals from the budgetary chopping block. Negotiations on Senate Bill 267, which contains a number of...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible.The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College boosts efforts to recruit students

As Fort Lewis College anticipates an enrollment decrease again next year, staff and faculty are intensifying recruiting efforts to turn the slide around. “A large part is our gradual move to 2019...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers weigh in on state’s $28.3 billion budget

DENVER – The state Senate dug in for a marathon session Wednesday night as lawmakers debated the state’s $28.3 billion budget and the 12 “orbital” bills that make it work. Some of these bills...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospitals could lose $264 million under proposed budget

DENVER – The state’s budget is rounding into form and hospitals appear to be taking the biggest hit. That is because lawmakers working on the budget opted to not collect $264 million from the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hospital Provider Fee bill killed in favor of new effort at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – The Hospital Provider Fee debate was all set to be renewed at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, but abruptly came crashing to a halt. Senate Bill 57 would have done away with the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News