Testimony to the House Finance Committee George Awuor, policy analyst February 22, 2012
Thank you for the opportunity to speak before this committee today.
I am George Awuor, and I am a policy analyst at the Bell Policy Center. The Bell is a non-partisan, non-profit profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to making Colorado a state of opportunity for all.
Gov. Bill Ritter presented his budget for fiscal year 2010-11 to members of the Joint Budget Committee today.
He is requesting a $7.2 billion General Fund budget for fiscal year 2010-2011, which begins on July 1, 2010. This budget closes a $1 billion shortfall between projected General Fund revenues and expenditures and comes on the heels of a $2 billion shortfall in fiscal year 2009-10.