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Wyoming May Take $144 Million From State Savings

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead released his preliminary budget for 2017 yesterday. The Governor has proposed using $144 million from the states $1.6 billion rainy day fund to help cover the nearly $400 million budget shortfall. Mead is also calling for Continue reading

Lawmakers Determining Refunds for State Residents

co-state-capitol-300Lawmakers are working on the state budget this week. One sign of Colorado’s improving economy since the Great Recession is the state is collecting enough tax revenue that they have to issue refunds under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The Continue reading

Lawmakers to get Economic Forecast this Week

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers will get their quarterly forecast from economists Wednesday on the amount of taxes the state is bringing in. The report will play an important role in the annual state budget lawmakers will debate and vote on in Continue reading

State Democrats Keep Slim Majority in House

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised. They lost the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and have a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. Still, Democrats have more leverage than Republicans to dictate Continue reading