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Colorado Senate set to vote on change to budget rules

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Majority Democrats in the Colorado Senate are moving ahead with plans to change the state’s budget rules without Republican support.

Bipartisan talks aimed at reaching a compromise broke down last week. Senate leaders plan to take a vote on the original bill on Tuesday.

They originally planned to vote Monday but delayed that so they could meet with editorial boards to build support for the measure. They also want to review a new Supreme Court ruling on a property tax bill for possible guidance.

Currently, the state’s operating budget can grow only up to 6 percent above the previous year. Anything left over must be spent on roads and building construction.

The bill would end those restrictions and give lawmakers more leeway.

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