Gov. Jared Polis has unveiled a budget proposal for 2020-21 that would expand the capacity at some state parks and boost spending on school safety in the wake of the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

Polis’ spending plan would also provide about eight weeks of paid family leave for all state employees.

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Native American tribes will see more money for many services and projects from the spending bill that became law last week. The bill includes a 10 percent increase for the Indian Health Service and a 7 percent increase for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education.

Austin Cope

With sales-tax revenues up for the sixth year in a row, the Cortez City Council on Tuesday night passed a $32 million budget for 2018.

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The Montezuma County commissioners will meet with department heads Thursday in an attempt to reconcile a $1.5 million disparity between budget requests for 2018 and anticipated general-fund revenues.