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JOHN FRANK

Position: The Colorado Sun

10 numbers: Colorado’s $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget

Colorado lawmakers will begin debate Monday on the $30.3 billion coronavirus-sickened state budget – and no one is happy. “Do we love this budget? No,” said state Rep. Daneya Esgar, a Pueblo...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget committee proposes drastic cuts

To address a $3 billion shortfall, Colorado lawmakers made a series of drastic spending cuts and moved close to finalizing a state budget battered by the coronavirus and the paralyzed economy. The...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers won’t be required to wear masks at Capitol

Colorado lawmakers and the public will not be required to wear masks or adhere to standard coronavirus protocols at the Capitol when the legislative session resumes next week. Democratic and...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State faces estimated $6.8 billion hit to state budget in coming years

The economic crunch from the coronavirus means Colorado will need to immediately cut as much as $3.1 billion in state spending, an unprecedented 25% budget reduction that will force lawmakers to...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State workers fear worst as Colorado lawmakers begin slashing budget

Two weeks after she tested positive for COVID-19, Brandi Axelsen is still waiting for her symptoms to subside so she can return to work. The licensed psychiatric technician works for the state of...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado looks to trim $3 billion from $30 billion budget

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the $30 billion-plus state budget begins to take shape next week as lawmakers consider massive spending cuts. How much tax revenue Colorado will lose to...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst will pass

The General Assembly tentatively plans to resume the legislative session May 18 after a two-month hiatus amid the coronavirus. The Democratic leadership set the date during a meeting Wednesday at...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clock ticking for citizen ballot measures, but campaigns paused for coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic is making it harder for candidates and initiatives to qualify for the ballot in Colorado, and leading to concerns about disenfranchisement. The governor’s stay-at-home and...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR repeal is off table for 2020. Now it’s a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

A coalition pushing to overhaul Colorado’s tax system will not pursue a complete repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights this year, opting instead for a ballot measure in November that would...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Why we won’t know which Democratic presidential candidate won Colorado on Super Tuesday

Colorado will vote on Super Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race – but we won’t know which candidate won the most delegates on the day of the primary. The delay is rooted in how the Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost cuts

One by one, the leaders of Colorado’s colleges and universities appeared before lawmakers to make a collective plea: Don’t neglect us – again. The state’s higher education institutions made clear...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

November’s TABOR vote is test case for major fiscal overhaul

DENVER (AP) – This November, Proposition CC will ask Colorado voters to permanently lift the spending limits in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, but the political stakes embedded in the question are...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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