Budget to biomass: Roberts reports on legislative matters

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Last week, the Senate passed the 2016-2017 budget bill, also called the “long bill,” since it’s the most detailed and lengthy piece of legislation each year.

Despite dire predictions from the governor that Colorado couldn’t find its way to an on-time, balanced budget without adopting more revenue maneuvers like the hospital provider fee changes, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) instead presented a bipartisan budget bill to the full legislature, rejecting most of the cuts in the governor’s November proposal.

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