By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO
RUMORED DEEP CUTS IN K-12 BUDGETS ARE ALMOST CERTAINLY TRUE, though Hickenlooper won’t release details until Tuesday p.m. Multiple sources in the education community expect as much as a $400M net reduction, Post’s Hoover writes. On the low end: $300M. “At a minimum, there will be significant layoffs, and many people will lose their jobs as a result of the cut of the magnitude that’s being discussed,” said Bruce Caughey of the Colorado Association of School Executives. Minimum level is $165M but total could end up being twice that, Education News Colorado says. Budget officials didn’t release numbers at meetings with education constituencies. A rough guess is 1,000 jobs lost per $100M of revenue, or up to 4,000 jobs statewide. That would be more than double the 1,800 government job loss predicted statewide for 2011 by the University of Colorado business school. The governor’s presentation to the Joint Budget Commission begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in LSB-A; it’s his first.
NOW FEDS ARE INVESTIGATING trouble-plagued CBMS system.
SIX BILLS INTRODUCED FRIDAY IN HOUSE: State Bill rounds ‘em up.
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THE BIPARTISAN BALLOT-MEASURE BILL is up first in Senate State Veterans committee, 1:30 p.m., Old Supreme Court.
MORSE GOES AFTER GESSLER. Budgetarily, that is.
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED SERVICES PROVIDER LARADON HALL spent $200K on executive-office redo, $6K on Broncos tix and $2K on board dinner, 7News reveals. CDHS says it can only audit provided services.
SONNENBERG IRKED SO MUCH at being videotaped by MMJ advocate that he abandons amendment benefiting MMJ advocates.
ONE STRUCTURAL CHANGE DENVER COULD MAKE to budget is holding mayoral elections in November and canceling runoff vote, saving $2.1M, ex-budget analyst writes.
MCNULTY PROMISES CIVIL UNIONS will get a fair committee hearing, Ferrandino says.
TODAY’S HICKENLOOPER SCHEDULE: 9 a.m., remarks at the African American Day at the Capitol. Location: Old Supreme Court Chambers, State Capitol.
TODAY’S SOCIAL CALENDAR: Noon, Legislative Women’s Caucus Board Lunch Meeting, Uptown Brother’s Brewing Company, 320 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203 Contact: Laura Hoeppner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-564-6367.
ASPEN CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT kills “instant runoff voting” for good.
PUEBLO DELEGATION split on civil unions.
POST HAS THUMBSUCKER on what Colorado GOP needs to win in 2012.
ORIGINAL ‘TRUE GRIT’ FILMED IN COLORADO but remake filmed with incentives in N.M., movie-tax backers point out.
HE SAID IT: “Your jaws just drop when you find a computer system has been a failure for more than seven years.” — Don McCubbrey, IT professor, DU Daniels College of Business.
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