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COVID-19 complicates Jefferson County budget situation

As Jefferson County begins its 2021 budgeting process, administrative staff is entering the process by warning county departments to cut a total of about $6.3 million from budgets to help maintain … more

Jeffco school board adopts budget without drastic cuts

The Board of Education unanimously adopted the school district’s 2020-2021 budget on June 17, finding the budget balanced without the drastic cuts the district expected just one month ago. However, … more

Colorado House approves 2020-21 budget, heads to state Senate

The Colorado House, on a 41-23 party-line vote, approved the 2020-21 state budget and sent it on to its next stop, the state Senate. As sent over by the House, the budget is out of balance. But … more

What $60 milllion in budget cuts could mean for Jeffco students

Less than four months from next school year, Jeffco has begun brainstorming ways learning might change to protect staff and students from a second wave of the coronavirus. While exact changes are … more

Jefferson County financial picture not yet impacted by COVID-19 but existing challenges remain

While city officials in Golden, Wheat Ridge and other Jeffco cities are making plans to tighten their belts in response to major COVID-related hits to city revenues, Jeffco isn’t seeing a major … more

Jeffco Schools preparing for roughly $34 million in cuts

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, school district officials have been prepared to make some reductions to the budget for 2020-2021. But an April 21 letter to the community from Superintendent … more

Golden ‘doing everything we can’ to avoid furloughs and layoffs

As Aurora, Boulder and other nearby communities announce plans to furlough hundreds of employees in response to revenue shortfalls resulting from COVID-19, Golden’s city manager says the city is … more

Jeffco’s biggest budget bother not TABOR

In their column last week attempting to explain Jefferson County’s budget crisis, the Commissioners avoided the real issue. It is not the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or so-called TABOR Amendment. The … more

Jefferson County to try and preserve youth activities at fairgrounds

The Jefferson County Commissioners have directed county staff to pursue options for the fairgrounds that would allow the preservation of youth, equine and agricultural activities that currently take … more

Jefferson County cities call for more jail funding

On Feb. 13, the municipal police chiefs of Jefferson County — representing Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Morrison, Mountain View, Westminster and Wheat Ridge — submitted a letter to the … more

Jeffco DA cites ‘significant concerns’ about jail releases

On Feb. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced it would be releasing 23 inmates early as the jail population was once again two percent above its capacity of 1,148 beds. Those releases … more

Jefferson County wrestling with more budget cuts

From the ongoing release of jail inmates following the closure of a floor of the county jail to a heated discussion about the future of the Jeffco fairgrounds, budget cuts and their fallout have been … more
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