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Colorado lawmakers plan to remove $2.3 billion transportation question from ballot, delay it to 2020

Colorado legislative leaders are concerned about an increasingly crowded 2019 election ballot with substantial spending questions

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Colorado schools will get more money thanks to new estimates. And homeowners can expect to pay more.

Democratic lawmakers don't plan to go along with Gov. Jared Polis' plan to freeze the property tax rate, saying it's not worth the political effort

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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.

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Colorado lawmakers want to eliminate spending caps. Here’s how the TABOR overhaul would work.

Any additional revenue would go toward K-12 schools, transportation and higher education in Colorado

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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

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Worried about slowing economy, Democrats look to delay Polis pledge for full-day kindergarten

Democratic lawmakers are considering a phase-in of full-day kindergarten funding, but Gov. Jared Polis opposes the idea

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Democratic lawmakers want to ask voters in 2019 to end TABOR cap, but Polis is not so sure

The measure would amount to the most substantial effort in years to rollback the state’s unique limits on government spending

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Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?

The current ratio of of in-state to out-of-state students today is about 60-40 at University of Colorado Boulder, an analysis finds. And it may soon flip.

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The Denver teacher strike is over. Now lawmakers are trying to solve Colorado’s chronic education funding problem.

One plan under discussion at the statehouse would raise an additional $451 million every year to educate students, while another would impact property taxes and change how funds are distributed.