Colorado faces $6.8 billion coronavirus hit to state budget

The coronavirus is projected to deliver as much as a $6.8 billion hit to the state budget in the next three years, according to a new economic forecast released Tuesday, an alarming figure that...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State workers fear worst as Colorado lawmakers begin slashing budget

Two weeks after she tested positive for COVID-19, Brandi Axelsen is still waiting for her symptoms to subside so she can return to work. The licensed psychiatric technician works for the state of...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis slashes state spending, outlaws evictions and keeps ski areas closed

In a late-night executive order, Gov. Jared Polis declared Colorado does not have the money “to carry on the functions of the state government” amid the coronavirus and immediately slashed $229...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget crunch puts Colorado Democratic accomplishments at risk

Anna Layden makes $57,000 a year as an educator in Durango and owes the same amount in student debt after putting herself through college and graduate school. To pay it down, she applied for a...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado looks to trim $3 billion from $30 billion budget

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the $30 billion-plus state budget begins to take shape this week as lawmakers consider massive spending cuts. How much tax revenue Colorado will lose to...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate candidate with half of necessary signatures to appear on primary ballot

In a ruling that upends the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado, a Denver judge ruled Tuesday that a little-known candidate be placed on the June ballot despite only collecting half the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst will pass

The General Assembly tentatively plans to resume the legislative session May 18 after a two-month hiatus amid the coronavirus. The Democratic leadership set the date during a meeting Wednesday at...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor extends statewide stay-at-home order

Gov. Jared Polis announced he is extending Colorado’s statewide stay-at-home order until at least April 26 in an unprecedented televised speech to the entire state Monday night during which he...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clock ticking for citizen ballot measures, but campaigns paused for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is making it harder for candidates and initiatives to qualify for the ballot in Colorado, and leading to concerns about disenfranchisement. The governor’s stay-at-home and...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The economic impact of the coronavirus is huge

The economic decline resulting from the coronavirus pandemic is projected to put a significant hole in the state budget, a new reality that forces Colorado lawmakers to rethink the entire $32...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers adjourn amid concern about coronavirus

In an unprecedented move, the Colorado General Assembly temporarily adjourned in the middle of its lawmaking session Saturday to encourage social distancing and help prevent the spread of the new...

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Capitol shutdown imminent as lawmakers prepare legislation

In the clearest sign yet that the Colorado legislature is nearing a temporary shutdown in response to the new coronavirus, top lawmakers on Thursday rushed toward votes on legislation they say must...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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