House Initially Passes Provider Fee

The House debated a long awaited proposal on Thursday to reclassify a fee that hospitals pay. The issue has been at the center of the annual budget discussion, and has divided some members of the two political parties, even though […]

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Q and A on Hospital Provider Fee

In future years should the state keep millions of dollars or refund that money to taxpayers? That’s the question that surrounds debate over Colorado’s so-called hospital provider fee. State Senator Pat Stedman, a Democrat on the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, […]

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Budget Initially Clears House

Colorado lawmakers are only constitutionally required to do one thing during their annual legislative session, and that’s pass a balanced budget. And after several days of discussion, members of the Democratic House initially did that on Thursday. Bente Birkeland has […]

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Budget Hearings

The process of writing the annual state budget has already begun ahead of next year’s legislative session. As Bente Birkeland reports, state lawmakers are currently getting briefed on the budget’s needs.

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Career Pathways Bills Signed

Measures to boost the number of Colorado high school students going into the science and math fields and getting jobs, became law Monday. Bente Birkeland has more.  

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Elected Official Salary Increases

A bill to raise the salaries of elected officials in Colorado was introduced in the Senate on Thursday, in the final days of the state’s annual legislative session.     The proposal had been discussed for months, but people working […]

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