Colorado State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, was in Grand Junction on Monday to talk to local businesses about the future of state funds.
Stapleton says it’s important to take what happens at the capital and share it with communities across Colorado.
He spoke to the area chamber of commerce about decisions made during the legislative session.
Stapleton focused specifically on three bills that originated in the treasurer's office.
He says each will lead to the state being more fiscally responsible and improve Colorado’s credit rating.
“The two biggest challenges to the fiscal sustainability for Colorado, in my opinion, are out of control health care costs and out of control retirement costs,” Stapleton said. “Unless we get a handle on this in a bipartisan way and deal with this up front, it’s going to be something that puts the state in budget jeopardy. “
Stapleton says the passed bills are a major accomplishment for the treasure's office.
Because of them Colorado will transform the way it issues bonds, provide more tools for be county treasures, and refinance existing debt Colorado owes to the federal government.