Proposed Colorado budget cuts hit speed bump
DENVER – The Colorado House has killed a bill that would have limited the ability of legal immigrants to collect state pensions after Democrats said it would cause a hardship.
Rep. Jack Pommer, a Democrat from Boulder who sponsored the bill as part of a package of cuts to balance next year’s budget, said Wednesday the Joint Budget Committee will probably have to take more money from public schools to make up the difference.
The proposed cuts would have saved the state $24.5 million next year. Lawmakers say they are waiting for the latest revenue estimates due Friday before they can determine if further cuts are needed.