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Big budget things:
A bill that would restore funding to hospitals, restructure the budget to provide more money for rural schools and roads — and that would mortgage state-owned buildings and ask for across-the-board cuts in the rest of the budget to do it — moved forward Tuesday, but the Senate Finance Committee barely touched the issue that will decide the fate of this significant proposal. Erica reports.
One big question: What will pay for roads and transit? (Denverite)
Mammoth joins the conglomeration party:
Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital are soon to own Steamboat and operate Winter Park. Now they’re adding Mammoth Resorts in California. (Aspen Times)
Denver lawyer to challenge Coffman:
“A Denver lawyer and decorated Army veteran said he will run as a Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 2018 election for the 6th Congressional District,” Ramsey Scott reports. (Aurora Sentinel)
A statement in support of equal pay for women has bipartisan support, Marianne Goodland reports. (Independent)
Inside the Stapleton tower:
Nathan Heffel and Nathaniel Minor have a fun little tour of the weirdest thing in Stapleton. (Possibly the only weird thing in Stapleton, actually.) (CPR)