Wolves, water and wildlife: How will this year’s state budget impact the Western Slope?

From Sky Hi News:

Colorado’s annual budget proposal, which largely prioritizes education and health care, also includes several proposals that are of specific interest to residents of the Western Slope. The budget, which is not yet finalized, includes funding for non-lethal wolf deterrence, water litigation and wildlife management.

The six-member Joint Budget Committee, which writes the state budget, settled on a $40.6 billion budget that would take effect July 1. Statewide highlights for the draft budget include full funding of the state’s k-12 education system for the first time since the Great Recession and pay bumps for state healthcare workers.


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