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State Employees’ Benefits: Skimpy or Too Generous?

An independent audit presented today to a legislative panel shows that Colorado still trails other states in state-government employee benefits, but some lawmakers cried foul in light of benefits in the private sector that they say lag even further behind the state’s offerings.

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Hard Decisions Set To Come Before Joint Budget Committee

Republicans, who now control the state House, are making reinstating tax breaks and incentives eliminated by Democrats this year a priority.

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Once Again, Ritter Shuffles Money To Balance Budget

Colorado’s total general fund is now less than $6.9 billion.

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Ritter To Announce New Budget-Balancing Plan On Friday

Gov. Bill Ritter will hold a 1:30 p.m. Friday news conference to announce a new budget-balancing plan for the current 2010-11 fiscal year.

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Conflict Begins Again Over Colo. Rainy-Day Fund

Republican Sen. Greg Brophy says he will once again this year try to increase the state’s rainy-day fund, perhaps to as high as 16 percent of the general fund over the next four years.

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Colo. GOP Mines Public Input Through Web For Streamlining Ideas

A new website launched Wednesday by GOP lawmakers invites the public to submit their ideas, from the perspective of taxpayers and business owners, on how to formulate public policy that fosters economic growth.

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Partisan Budget Battle Flares At Colo. Capitol

An attack on Republicans yesterday by a Democrat state lawmaker sparked an exchange of controversial statements between the two sides of the aisle over taxes and the budget.

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Hear It Now: Monday’s Colo. Budget Forecast

State Bill subscribers may listen to, or download, the entire audio of Monday’s Joint Budget Committee hearing — morning and afternoon — by clicking here.

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How Colo. News Orgs Covered Latest Budget Forecast

Colorado’s revenues continue to fall short of state spending projections. Here’s how the state’s media covered Monday’s budget forecast.

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Colo. Growing, But Anemically; Reserves Falling Short

Colorado’s economy is showing solid signs of a slow recovery, chief economist Natalie Mullis today told the state’s Joint Budget Committee in a quarterly briefing.

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