Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

Colorado Republican State Representative Don Coram, center left, an unnamed guest, center, and Rep. Lois Landgraf applaud at the start of the opening day of the 2016 Colorado Legislature, at the Capitol, in Denver, Wednesday Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the state's $25.8 billion budget Tuesday afternoon.
Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol
Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha