taxation and budget

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates raise, spend money leading up to April election

Money can mean a lot to a political campaign – it buys campaign materials and advertisements and often offers insight to how much support candidates have. But local elections are a bit different,...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales tax supporters out-raise opponents

A political committee formed to support a proposed tax increase has raised more than double the amount of money collected by a group that opposes it, according to campaign finance reports. Durango...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City snow removal adds up – in dollars and pounds

The city of Durango has spent more than half a million dollars and thousands of hours in the past two months clearing city streets of snow that, in February, almost reached record-breaking...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales-tax collections are up, so why does Durango need more money?

Durango sales-tax collections have steadily increased every year since 2010. But those gains haven’t kept pace with expenditures. The city says it has run out of money for street rebuilds and...

DATE: March 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

John Simpson led fight against Durango’s proposed tax increase

John Simpson wants local government to be boring again – ironic for someone so infatuated with city finances. He has spent countless hours poring over city budgets, navigating the complex documents...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters to decide tax question in April

Durango voters will be asked in April to approve a half-cent sales tax to pay for street infrastructure. The Durango City Council approved ballot language 4-1 on Tuesday to put a question on the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

The city of Durango may run out of money to remove loads of snow from downtown streets if the snow keeps piling up like it has been, city staff said this week. Available funds for snow removal are...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

April sales tax question likely for Durango voters, councilors agree

Durango residents should expect a question on the April ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for streets, although not every city councilor agreed this would be the best option. Durango city...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council split on whether to ask residents for tax increase in April

Durango city councilors flirted Tuesday with the idea of putting a tax question on the April ballot to pay for streets and sidewalks, but no specific decisions were made when it came to solving the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parks and rec supporters come out in force

Durango’s Parks and Recreation budget is inflated, some residents say, and that money should be reappropriated to pay for infrastructure improvements the city says it needs. Now, residents who...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moving money among city funds isn’t as easy as some think

City officials say Durango is in a financial pinch. Some residents disagree. The city says it needs to increase taxes to pay for a range of capital projects and services. Some residents say the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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