Budget process in need of change


Last week was “budget week” for the Colorado House of Representatives. The 2015-2016 $26 billion budget, or “long bill,” $9 billion of which is in the discretionary General Fund, was completed by the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) a little more than two weeks ago.

Being an odd year, the budget went first to the Senate, where it was debated and adopted. (In even years, the budget goes to the House first.) Last week, the House considered the Senate version of the budget.

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