STATE BILL COLORADO
Representatives of Colorado’s House are meeting today with budget writers in Colorado’s Old Supreme Court chambers to consider the state’s 2010-2011 budget in its entirety. You can listen “live” to the meetings here.
The so-called “Long” appropriations bill was filed over the weekend. Also released this morning was a 350-page “narrative” produced by the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee staff. Both are published below.
The Long Bill is expected to consume this week in the House, which is shortened by the observation of Good Friday.
After today’s presentations by budget writers and analysts, the House Democratic and Republican caucuses are expected to meet to discuss their respective budget strategies. Floor debate on the bill itself is expected Wednesday morning. Legislative observers believe the process will conclude sometime Thursday evening.
The various sections of the Long Bill can be read here.
The narrative is published below.