A Boulder Daily Camera commentary looking forward to the state's future fiscal needs and the conflicting constitutional provisions, TABOR, Amendment 23 and the Gallagher Amendment, that will limit the state.
The next governor and legislature should enact a strategy to increase the statutory reserve by at least one percentage point each year to create a rainy day fund of at least 10 percent of the state General Fund within six years. One source of funding could be a portion of the excess reserves left over at the end of some fiscal years.
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