Colorado House approves state budget

The Colorado House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 2021 budget bill, among its last hurdles before heading to the governor’s desk.

The $34.1 billion budget mostly restores previous pandemic-induced budget cuts and makes significant investments in the state’s skilled trades and construction industries.

It passed the Senate last week by a 32-1 vote margin. The bill will head back to the upper chamber for possible changes before making its way to the governor’s desk by month’s end.

“Colorado’s bipartisan budget process produced exactly what we need right now, a
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