House passes $25 billion Colo. budget for next year

April 9, 2015 6:50 PM

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The Colorado House approved a $25 billion budget that includes funding increases for education and money for surplus tax refunds.

Most of the spending goes to schools, colleges, health care and prisons, and the majority of the funds include federal money that lawmakers have little control over. Of the $25 billion, about $9.6 billion is under their control, a pot of money called the general fund. Of that, $2.5 billion goes to s...

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