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.
Social services, higher education and public aid face the steepest cuts in a budget proposal sent to Governor Owens.
Thousands of residents face diminishing services and funding under the proposed $13.4 billion budget. But, Gov. Owens could still make changes to the proposal.
Lawmakers were forced to cut spending and make other changes to offset about $1.8 billion in revenue shortfalls since the 2001-2002 fiscal year.
Lawmakers from both parties say they did the best they could in distributing the money under three mandates that leave a large chunk it already spoken for.
Those measures include Amendment 23, which mandates how much spending goes toward education.
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