It's a rare occasion where the full elected body spends hours talking about what's really important to them, and how they want the city to spend billions.
The city's fifteen "improvement districts" plan to spend almost $19 million in 2018, an increase of about 20 percent compared to last year.
In Denver, property owners are legally responsible for fixing up the walkways along their lots. You might not know that, since the law is very rarely enforced.
Concerns and criticisms about the early execution of Denver’s major new affordable housing effort led to several votes against Mayor Hancock's proposed budget.
"If we're not saving money, the next downturn is going to be all that much worse," said Henry Sobanet, the governor's budget director.
The Children's Diabetes Foundation's Carousel Ball in Denver this year raised about $1.65 million and produced another scrap of meat for culture warriors.
There's still a live bill in the Democratic-controlled House and an opportunity for this all to turn out differently, but it's not a bet I would take.
Denver Public Library fines go to Denver's general fund, which pays for a range of basic city services.
"It is absolutely essential that we get back up to our reserve level ahead of the next recession," the governor's budget director told lawmakers Tuesday.
Denver City Council unanimously adopted a resolution asking Colorado's congressional delegation to oppose Trump's budget.
The 2017 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended without action on a top priority of Gov. John Hickenlooper and many lawmakers.
Most called it a compromise, one lawmaker called it a casserole -- and it's on its way the governor's desk, by a 49-16 vote in the House.
Sen. Lucia Guzman called it the most important bill of this session. Sen. Kevin Lundberg called it "one of the worst pieces of legislation I've seen."
When time came to record the vote on the provider fee budget-balancing bill, something rather odd happened.
“Yes for today:” Wary support moves bill that would reshape the Colorado budget toward its next big fight
The Senate Finance Committee signed off on a bill that would reclassify the hospital provider fee, but members barely touched on the most contentious part.
A bill that would restore funding for hospitals in exchange for cuts to future budgets is "dead" if Democrats balk at those cuts, the bill's Republican author said.