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Colorado Gov. Polis presents 1st budget to lawmakers


January 17, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pitched his plan for state-funded full-day kindergarten to lawmakers on Wednesday, calling it an opportunity to address educational and economic inequities facing young families.

Polis asked for $227 million for full-day kindergarten — to start this fall — in a $33.7 billion budget request for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Funds for that and $25 million in implementation costs would come from surplus tax revenue legislative budget writers have to work with this session.

Polis formally presented his first budget Wednesday to the powerful bi...

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