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Colorado finally got full-day kindergarten, but parents are wary in the COVID era

Official enrollment numbers have not yet been finalized, but many districts are reporting a decline in kindergarten enrollment believed to be due to the pandemic

Education

Colorado’s coronavirus budget crunch is putting Democratic accomplishments at risk

The Joint Budget Committee will begin meeting next week to consider recommended spending cuts, but they still may not be enough to balance the budget

Politics and Government

Jim Morrissey: Jared Polis’ temporary favorite

Cartoons

Opinion: Let’s target tax cuts that help lift Colorado families out of poverty

Opinion Columns

Jared Polis: A New Year’s tax cut surprise for every Coloradan

Opinion Columns

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

Politics and Government

Opinion: Polis’ free all-day kindergarten lets parents re-enter the workforce. How can we help them?

Opinion Columns

Colorado made kindergarten a priority. But when it comes to four-day school weeks, lawmakers don’t see a problem.

While many are uncomfortable with the trend of districts adopting four-day school weeks, it receives surprisingly little attention in a state where education has long been a top political issue

Education

Carman: Colorado has run out of excuses for its decades-long failure to support education

Opinion Columns

Gov. Polis’ full-day kindergarten program could bust its budget by $40 million in first year, state survey predicts

Local school officials anticipate near-universal attendance, but state lawmakers only set aside full-day K funding for 85% attendance.

Education

GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, analysis shows.

A dozen Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Kevin Priola, sided with the Democratic legislative agenda the vast majority of the time

Sun Investigation

Colorado’s kindergarten landscape will even out, with benefits flowing to state’s wealthiest, poorest families

A decade after some districts pushed back against Gov. Ritter's full-day kindergarten plan, most consider it essential.

Education

Gov. Jared Polis made headway on 22% of his campaign pledges so far, Promise Tracker analysis shows

The Colorado Democrat’s early achievements are featured in emails to supporters from his 2022 reelection campaign

Politics and Government

How an obscure tax case became a $250 million political fight at the end of the legislative session

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.

Politics and Government

Jared Polis made a lot of promises in bid for governor. Here’s his progress on the 10 biggest.

The pledges the Democratic candidates made on education, health care, oil and gas and TABOR all rank at the top of his list

Politics and Government

At 100-day mark, Gov. Jared Polis evaluates his campaign promises and toughest moments

Early missteps initially impeded the Democratic governor's ambitious legislative agenda, but now much of it appears poised to pass

Politics and Government

The $30.5 billion state budget bill is done, and transportation gets a boost

The House and Senate approved the measure after budget writers tapped two reserve funds to cover extra spending

Politics and Government

Coloradans were set to get a property tax cut. Gov. Polis is mulling a workaround to stop it.

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

Politics and Government

Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs

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

Education

What the $30.5 billion Colorado state budget means for you — yes, you

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.

Politics and Government
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