A volunteer marks a vehicle in support of the proposed Douglas County bond and mill levy override after school in Highlands Ranch this month. The measures are among about 40 from school districts on ballots across Colorado this fall. (Kim Mecham, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado is near the bottom of states in school funding. That’s why there are nearly 40 bond and mill levy override questions on ballots this fall.

From new buildings to mental health counselors to teacher pay increases, schools have a growing list of needs for more cash

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades