Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, is reflected in his desk, as he talks about proposed budget cuts during a news conference at the Capitol in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2010. Ritter plans to close a $262 ... more 
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, is reflected in his desk, as he talks about proposed budget cuts during a news conference at the Capitol in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2010. Ritter plans to close a $262 million shortfall in this year's state budget by using federal stimulus funds and severance taxes. The governor's also includes a one-month delay in Medicaid payments to save $55 million, and an additional $35 million in savings to maintain a 2.5 percent reserve in case revenues continue to drop. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ed Andrieski
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 6:51 PM EDT