Articles: Referenda C opponents: long on rhetoric, short on facts. Estimated five-year state budget surplus grows by $400 million. Dick Armey comes to Colorado, blasts Owens and Refs C & D, Editorial commentary supports Refs C & D, Maine looks at Colorado???s TABOR
Articles: Gov. Owens spells out Ref C spending in budget plan, What the press is saying about spending Ref C money, What the Ref D failure means for Ref C revenues, How deep the hurt? Restoring past budget cuts will cost millions, More praise for "tireless campaigners"
Articles: Federal budget policies pose risk to future generations, Gov. Owens sends his final budget to JBC, Colorado higher education under-funded, NCHEMS says, Colorado economic growth to slow a bit in ???07, States gain with higher minimum wage
Articles: Gov. Owens takes final action on 2006 bills, Two reports on high school graduation rates, Need for more alternative schools, Funding for higher education hit 25-year low in 2005, Raising the skill levels of low-wage workers pays off, Student debt may deter college grads from public service careers, Kitzhaber discusses ideas for universal health coverage, Economic security threatened by gaps in health insurance coverage . . .
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary criticizing Gov. Owens for opposing affirmative action and outlining the need for race conscious programs to ensure students of every race and income level truly have an equal opporunity to gain a quality education.
Articles: Message from the President, Fiscal Reform Proposals, Governor, House Speaker Talk about Budget Crisis, Economic Futures Panel to Research Fiscal Crisis, CO Bankers Assoc. Issues Plea to Fix Budget Woes, CO Forum Proposes Fiscal Reform Guidelines, Public Opinion Polls Take Pulse of CO Voter???s on Reform, Faith Community Looks at Moral Implications of Budget, Further Reading on TABOR and Budget Reform
The proposed state budget presented today by Governor Bill Owens represents an opportunity to take critical steps toward solving Colorado's ongoing fiscal crisis. While we urge the Governor and the legislative leadership to pursue a permanent solution through Constitutional reform, we applaud Governor Bill Owens for recognizing the unrealistic and detrimental restrictions placed on the budget by The Taxpayers' Bill of Rights (TABOR).
The Bell Policy Center and 18 groups representing thousands of Coloradans issued an appeal to Gov. Bill Owens Friday, urging him to sign HB 1020, the Alternative Base Period for Unemployment Insurance bill passed by the state Legislature.