The Colorado House begins debate on the state’s $25 billion budget for next year. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the spending plan last week, with nearly every Democrat voting no after GOP lawmakers rejected most of their amendments to the budget. But the House is ruled by Democrats and they’ll likely make their own tweaks in the chamber. They’re expected to take a final vote today. The budget takes effect July 1st. Most of the spending goes to schools, colleges, health care and prisons.