The gold dome of the Colorado capitol building in Denver, Colo.
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Nearly every school superintendent across Colorado put their name to a letter asking state lawmakers to focus exclusively on restoring budget cuts to school districts and drop bills they’re calling unnecessary.
Just three weeks into the annual legislative session and Colorado lawmakers are off to a slower start than previous years. But a top Democrat priority bill, aimed at higher education funding, will soon gets its first hearing.
Colorado Voters statewide spoke overwhelmingly on two tax initiatives. Recreational marijuana taxes passed, while the education tax was struck down.
Credit Larimer County Sample Ballot
Colorado voters gave a mixed reaction Tuesday on a pair of statewide tax increases. Voters didn’t want to tax themselves to pay for education, but were overwhelmingly willing to tax recreational marijuana to help rebuild schools.
One of two statewide issues facing voters Nov. 5 is whether to approve an increase in income taxes to help fund K - 12 schools. Most education groups support Amendment 66, which would raise nearly $1 billion a year.