Colorado Springs
66° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Gov. Hickenlooper signs Colorado budget

Published On: Apr 30 2014 06:24:33 PM CDT

colorado.gov

DENVER -

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed next year's Colorado budget, which takes effect July 1.

The budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year increases funding for public schools to keep up with enrollment and inflation, and adds an extra $100 million for colleges to limit tuition increases.
    
The proposed budget is larger than the current budget year, but not by much. The budget for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, is about $21 billion. Next year, it will be about $23 billion. That figure includes federal money and other funds that lawmakers don't control.
    
The general-fund budget, which is made up of tax revenue controlled by lawmakers, is about $8.7 billion next year.
    
The spending plan also funds an aerial firefighting fleet.
    
Hickenlooper signed the budget Wednesday afternoon.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement