Colo. governor to announce more budget cuts
DENVER – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is going to reveal details of his $50 million plan to re-balance the current fiscal year state budget.
Todd Saliman, the governor’s budget director, says the cuts are needed because of higher-than-expected Medicaid caseload growth and previous cuts that Ritter backed away from. Those include $4.5 million Ritter tried to cut for aid to the needy and disabled and $14 million of $19 million that the governor expected to cut by giving early parole to convicted felons.
In September, Ritter issued an executive order for the first round of cuts. He told state agencies to cut up to $320 million by the end of June 2010. He told lawmakers those cuts are nonnegotiable.
Support Local Journalism
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Vail’s updated plans regarding the state guidelines and isolation housing requirements is one of several pieces of information guests are waiting on heading into the 2020-21 season.