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Dem Caucus Elects Sen. Hodge To Succeed Tapia on Joint Budget Committee

The Senate Democratic caucus today elected Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton, to succeed Sen. Abel Tapia, D-Pueblo, on the Joint Budget Committee. Tapia resigned this week because he is term-limited and will not be back for the next legislative session.

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Sen. Tapia Resigns Joint Budget Committee Post

Sen. Abel Tapia resigned his post on the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday to allow his successor time to acclimate to the job on the Legislature’s most powerful committee.

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Judicial Branch Wants To Take Over Courts’ Public Access System July 1

When it comes to public access to certain electronic court records, LexisNexis is out and the Colorado Judicial department is in, if the department has its way.

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Legislators, JBC Look for PERA Fix

The Joint Budget Committee has voted to sponsor a budget-balancing bill to increase employee contributions to the Public Employees’ Retirement Association by 2.5 percent for the next two years, and decrease the employer contribution by the same amount.

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Thousands More Dollars Sought to Process State Pot Requests

The state health department needs $186,000 more to process a prodigious backlog of medical-marijuana-card applications, officials told the legislature’s budget committee Wednesday.

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Colorado Jobless Fund Getting Loan From Uncle Sam

Colorado is borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government to keep afloat its unemployment-insurance fund, which will go broke in two weeks without the cash infusion.

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Say Cheese: Ritter’s Ad/Photo/Video Work Cost Taxpayers $200K

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter does not have a staff photographer – but he has billed taxpayers more than $200,000 to hire outside contractors and pay for photographs, videos and TV ads promoting his accomplishments since June 2008.

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JBC Chair Pommer Comes Down Hard On Tax Cuts, Exemptions

Boulder Democratic Rep. Jack Pommer, chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, said he’ll oppose any moves in the 2010 legislative session to award tax breaks.

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Governor’s Office On Budget Hot Seat Today: What JBC Wants To Know

Colorado’s elaborate budget review process continues today with the governor’s office set to address a list of questions from legislators on the powerful Joint Budget Committee.

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Sen. Romer Being Groomed For Spot on Colorado’s Joint Budget Panel

Romer, an investment banker, gave up a seat on the Senate Education Committee to spend a year shadowing the JBC and to serve a term as vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. INSIDE: TODAY’S JBC SCHEDULE.

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