GOP opposition to state and local aid remains as Senate heads toward vote on COVID bill

Floor debate on amendments due to start Thursday

By: - March 3, 2021 5:26 pm

A view of the U.S. Capitol’s north wing, which houses the Senate, on August 26, 2011. (Architect of the Capitol)

In Colorado, voters’ recent approval of Proposition EE, which increased taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products and created a new tax on nicotine products, is expected to generate $177 million in revenue for budget year 2021-2022. But the passage of Proposition 116, an income tax cut, is expected to shave $154 million off of the state’s budget.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.