Joint Budget Committee votes not to fund Colorado's civil rights offices

The Joint Budget Committee Thursday deadlocked over 2018-19 funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights, effectively killing the agency's funding beginning July 1 if that decision is not reversed.

Republican state Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud posted on his Facebook page that the decision on whether to fund the civil rights commission, which is embroiled in a U.S. Supreme Court fight over a discrimination case, is predicated on whether the commission can survive a sunset review of its authority.

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