Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gubernatorial candidates offer thoughts on next governor's role in balancing budget

Whoever succeeds Bill Ritter as governor of Colorado will find the budget decisions will be as tough as — if not tougher than — the ones Ritter has faced.

Ritter's office will write a 2011-12 budget, but it will be up to the next governor to work with lawmakers on the spending plan and to sign it into law. The governor has the power to line-item veto expenditures and must trim any spending later in the year if revenue projections don't meet expectations. – Read More -

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