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'Brutal' budget cuts loom in Colorado

June 12, 2009

Just when it seemed Colorado's economy was improving, tax collections are backsliding and there are new worries the state budget will be $150 million to $300 million deeper in the hole than expected, a lawmaker warned Thursday.

As a result, colleges and universities — spared from cuts during the legislative session — might take a hit next year, said Sen. Moe Keller, D-Wheat Ridge, chairwoman of the Joint Budget Committee.

Legislative economists are slated to release another revenue forecast June 22 before the Joint Budget Committee.

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Read more in the Denver Post.