Craig briefs: Colorado gas prices see continued downturn
Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. That compares with the national average, which has fallen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week to $2.78 per gallon, according to gasoline price website http://www.gasbuddy.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Colorado during the past week, prices yesterday were 32.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 26.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 21.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 49.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
Colorado treats marijuana taxes like ‘a piggy bank,’ but top lawmakers want to limit spending to two areas
The complaints from constituents and policy advocates are aimed at the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, a depository for about half of the $272 million the state is expected to generate this fiscal year from marijuana-related taxes. The legislature has guidelines for how the money should be spent, but lawmakers can use it for just about anything they want. And in practice, they do, splitting the money among dozens of different programs, across more than a dozen state agencies.