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Colorado Edition: New state budget; loopholes to methane regulations

Colorado State of the State
AAron Ontiveroz
The Denver Post, Pool
Gov. Jared Polis delivers his state of the state address in front of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol on Feb. 17, 2021. Polis unveiled his $40 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year earlier this week.

Earlier this week, Gov. Jared Polis unveiled his $40 billion budget proposal for the next fiscal year, beginning on July 1. KUNC’s Scott Franz tells us about the proposal's major investments in funding education, combating air pollution and addressing homelessness.

This week, as global lawmakers meet at the COP26 summit to discuss climate action in Scotland, oil and gas companies in Colorado are facing regulation standards of their own. However, according to KUNC’s Rae Solomon, some of these companies have found loopholes that allow them to skirt the regulations regarding methane emissions.

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and edited by Henry Zimmerman (@kombuchacowboy). Our production team includes Tess Novotny (@tess_novotny), Alana Schreiber (@ayyschreib) and Rae Solomon (@raedear1). KUNC news director Brian Larson is our executive producer. Web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. 

The mission of Colorado Edition is to deepen understanding of life in Northern Colorado through authentic conversation and storytelling. It's available as a podcast on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

You can hear the show on KUNC, Monday through Friday at 2:30 and at 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.