Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
The Joint Budget Committee in Colorado's Legislature today delayed a decision on a proposal to sell some tobacco fund money on the bond market after several lawmakers suggested in a private meeting that the state should try to get a better deal.
The six committee members huddled in a back room near the
hearing room out of earshot of tobacco interest group members who
had gathered to hear the debate.
Lawmakers could not agree on a plan and delayed any decision
until next week. They announced the delay after the private
State law requires meetings between lawmakers be public --
except for personnel, contract and security issues.
The state receives money under a 1998 nationwide agreement with
tobacco companies that settled lawsuits. It was worth 206 billion dollars and Colorado's share is roughly two point nine billion dollars.