Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday marked a
health care milestone, announcing that more than 100,000 children have
been added to state health coverage rolls since he took office.
But Ritter, a Democrat who isn't seeking re-election, did not rule
out cuts to state health programs when his administration draws up the
2011-12 budget this fall. The state is facing what could be a $1 billion
shortfall in that budget year, which begins in July 2011.
"In a downturn, everything is on the table," Ritter said.