Colo. lawmakers call for reform in budget debate
DENVER – Colorado lawmakers say they’re tired of going from crisis to crisis in the budget debate and they’re offering a package of reforms they say will serve as a roadmap for future lawmakers.
House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann and Minority Leader Mike may say they plan to offer bills to fix transportation funding, corrections and higher education before their terms end in a month and a half.
Weissmann and May say they inherited budget issues that have them struggling to balance next year’s $18.2 billion state budget that begins July 1 and they don’t want to leave the problem for future generations. They plan to begin debate on the reforms after they fix next year’s budget.