Gov. Ritter to brief lawmakers on budget cuts
November 10, 2009
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is briefing lawmakers on his plans to balance next year’s budget.
Ritter plans to meet with lawmakers on Tuesday to explain his proposals.
The governor is recommending that education spending be cut by $260 million and that the state bring in another $132 million by charging sales tax on candy and soda and eliminating or suspending a dozen other tax breaks and credits.
Lawmakers still must approve the cuts Ritter approved to this year’s budget, which doesn’t end until next June.
Those talks will begin when the Legislature convenes in January.