Colorado economy: Pandemic has cost state $1B in retail sales, but in some cities revenue is actually up

The pandemic’s downward pull on consumer spending in Colorado is undeniable, but so far declines in retail sales are lower than forecast in many places, with the brunt of losses concentrated in communities dependent on outside spending. Colorado municipalities captured

Colorado Gov. Polis signs lean state budget

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a $30 billion budget Monday — later and far tighter than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic. The budget takes effect July 1 and dictates state spending through the end of next June. It calls