Denver (AP) Colorado agencies are recommending $256 million in budget cuts next year, including the permanent closing of eleven state parks, and elimination of 210 health department jobs, if voters reject Referenda C and D, but a spokesman for the opposition effort says the proposals are part of a scare tactic to get Coloradans to vote "yes."
The recommendations are spelled out in documents obtained by the Associated Press, following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
The governor's office prepared two budgets detailing the suggested cuts. The budgets will be presented to lawmakers in November.
Referenda C and D will ask taxpayers to give up $3.7 billion in surplus refunds over five years to address the state's budget shortfall.
Copyright 2005 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.
© KKCO NBC 11 News - All Rights Reserved
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.