“There is not a parent in this state that doesn’t want to make sure we’re doing everything possible to make their kid safe,” Hickenlooper said.
Voters will decide whether to allow casino gambling at a horse racetrack in suburban Denver, and two other locations in the future, with the promise that the taxes raised will funnel $114 million a year to public schools.
Colorado public schools would get their biggest funding boost in years under a bill that has won initial approval in the state Senate.
A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.
A mammoth bill to overhaul Colorado’s complicated school-finance formula won initial approval in the state Senate Monday, despite worries the changes won’t mean a thing if voters don’t approve more than $1 billion in new taxes this fall.
Next year’s budget for Colorado has passed the state Senate with funding increases for public schools, higher education, and money for construction projects at colleges and state buildings.
A major rewrite of Colorado’s school-funding process has been delayed another day while state senators review changes to the bill.
Colorado is receiving nearly $30 million in federal money over four years to accelerate the state’s early learning programs.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.