The state senate is poised to debate Colorado’s annual budget bill that funds state government and services. Lawmakers are facing a 1.3 billion dollar revenue shortfall. The house has already passed the budget. Bente Birkeland talks about that debate and takes a look ahead as part of our weekly capitol conversation.

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