Colorado State Budget

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  • El Niño to bring more snow
  • Norwood pharmacy to open soon
  • Palisade High School needs severe repairs
  • Grand Junction police officer suspended, demoted
  • State budget already under discussion

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In the 2016 legislative session, Democratic state Representative Millie Hamner will chair the Joint Budget Committee. Hamner represents House District 61. It covers parts of Delta and Gunnison counties along with Summit, Lake and Pitkin counties. As part of a district tour, she stopped in Paonia over the weekend. KVNF's Laura Palmisano sat down with Hamner in the studio to discuss school funding, the state budget and the upcoming legislative session.

Millie Hamner

Representative Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, was the vice chair of the Joint Budget Committee this past session and will chair the committee in 2016. KVNF's Laura Palmisano recently interviewed Hamner about the past session, the state budget, educating funding, severance taxes and the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, known as TABOR. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8, 2015


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  • Montrose Winter Guard wins state championship
  • High Country News will host a mega-drought discussion at KVNF
  • Capitol Conversation discusses budget battle at state capitol

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Nov 4, 2014


  • Fracking and agriculture clash in North Fork Valley
  • Storm brings warning of winter
  • Colorado state budget released

KVNF Regional News: Monday, March 31, 2014

Mar 31, 2014


  • House approves state budget
  •  Heroin addiction and deaths are on the rise in Colorado