On the heels of spending cuts Gov. Bill Ritter made in August, lawmakers learned Monday that the state is short another $240 million in the current budget year that started in July.
That could mean more cuts to state services in the current year, and it probably means that in the next budget year seniors will once again lose a property-tax break.
The $260 million in program cuts Ritter implemented earlier this year included eliminating a 32-bed nursing unit in Grand Junction for the developmentally disabled, closing 59 beds for the mentally ill in Fort Logan, freeing some prisoners as much as six months earlier than their release dates and furloughing 15,500 state workers. Read More
Why is it every time a Democrat thinks about balancing their budget that they cut benefits to seniors. Gov. Bill Ritter did worst than that by eliminating a 32-bed nursing unit in Grand Junction for the developmentally disabled, closing 59 beds for the mentally ill in Fort Logan. Mr Ritter the Mighty One has been saying for weeks now that the recession is over, does it feel that way to you sir? I bet if you ask the seniors, the disabled and the mentally ill of Colorado if they think the recession was over you would get a completely different answer than what Obama the Mighty One would give you!
We understand why the seniors are worried about Obama’s health care plans, because they know they’re the ones thats going to be hurt by it and will not get the health care needed. Thanks Colorado for setting a good example of what Obamacare will be like for seniors.