DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday welcomed some positive signs out of the annual “Kids Count” report.

The study found that despite a 1 percent increase in the number of children living in poverty in Colorado, more of them are getting access to health care.

The governor says more children are getting a better education, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.

“We are hard at work in expanding our investment into early childhood education,” Hickenlooper said. “(It’s) clearly, one of the most affective investments we can make.”

Eighteen percent of children in Colorado are considered to be living in poverty, but the Colorado Children’s Campaign says state programs are helping improve their lives.

LINKS: KIDS COUNT Data Center Colorado Children’s Campaign


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