Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget for next year and plans to close a one billion dollar budget shortfall. To the dismay of educators statewide much of the cuts will come from K-12 education.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in Colorado for what the Obama Administration is billing as a first of its kind summit between teachers and administrators.
The former chief of the Chicago Public Schools also swung through northeast Denver’s Manual High School where he held a forum with faculty and students about college financial aid.
In his first budget Governor John Hickenlooper is proposing the highest cuts to K through 12 schools the state has ever seen to fill an estimated $1 billion shortfall.
A measure to create civil unions in Colorado has been introduced into at the State House. The Democratic sponsor says he has a broad coalition of support including a few Republican lawmakers.
Cuts to education are likely to dominate Governor John Hickenlooper’s first budget that he’ll propose to the Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday.