House Republican statement on new revenue forecast

House Republican Leader Patrick Neville – Castle Rock (HD 45)

Denver – Today, the Colorado Legislative Council and the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting released their March revenue forecasts to the Joint Budget Committee showing Colorado’s economy continues to expand, though indicated current budget obligations are bigger than previously anticipated.

House Republican Leader Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock) released the following statement regarding the revenue forecast:

“While I am encouraged to hear Colorado’s economy is moving forward, the short-sighted budget priorities of Colorado’s current and previous administrations are forcing us to make some tough decisions this session,” said Neville. “Colorado needs to fundamentally reconfigure its budget process, focusing on the top priorities first, and providing a more streamlined legislative method to identify and eliminate government waste.”