Budget cuts head to Colorado Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Education cuts and other cost-saving measures have been debated around the Colorado Legislature all year.

The true test of how lawmakers balance the books comes when the Senate takes up a $7 billion general fund plan Friday.

The budget includes a raft of cuts including less money for K-12 schools and colleges. The spending plan also calls for the closure of a state prison in Bent County and eliminating several hundred state jobs across departments. It also calls for the merger of the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks.

The appropriately nicknamed “Long Bill” has dominated debate around the Capitol all session. The Senate planned to spend two days debating and voting on it. Then the measure goes to the House.
(COPYRIGHT 2011 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 119485614 - nbc11news.com/a?a=119485614
Gray Television, Inc.