Denver (AP) - People upset by the latest round of budget cuts in Colorado are rallying at the state capitol.
The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute is one of the groups participating in the Tuesday event. Senior Fiscal Analyst Carol Hedges says lawmakers have focused too much on cutting state services. She says they should come back for a special session this fall and consider eliminating tax credits and exemptions to help reverse the cuts.
About $320 million in budget cuts ordered by Gov. Bill Ritter took effect last week.
They include eliminating a school safety officer to evaluate evacuation plans and eliminating a DNA lab technician, even though the state has a backlog of 2,700 samples for homicides, sex assaults and other crimes.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.