The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.
The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover
Opinion: Polis’ free all-day kindergarten lets parents re-enter the workforce. How can we help them?By Shannon Block Opinion
Colorado made kindergarten a priority. But when it comes to four-day school weeks, lawmakers don’t see a problem.By Brian Eason Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predictsBy Christopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.By Sandra Fish Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign
In a momentous session, Senate Bill 233 may have been the most important bill of the year that few outside the Gold Dome even noticed.
The pledges the Democratic candidates made on education, health care, oil and gas and TABOR all rank at the top of his list
Early missteps initially impeded the Democratic governor's ambitious legislative agenda, but now much of it appears poised to pass
The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending
Averting the cut would free up state money that lawmakers could spend on schools and roads, but homeowners would miss out on planned property tax relief
A number of districts are pushing to make the jump to full-day K next fall, concerned about the academic and financial ramifications if they don’t
The spending bills for fiscal year 2020 includes pay hikes for state employees, more money for education and dozens of other programs favored by Democrats.
These numbers describe Colorado’s economic outlook — and whether Polis will get full-day kindergarten
Gov. Jared Polis says there’s enough money to cover the cost of full-day kindergarten, but the state’s budget writers remain unconvinced