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School funding and finance
Politics & Policy
February 4, 2014
Compact model of school finance plan still in the shop
A stripped-down version of last year’s school finance overhaul may soon join the growing line of bills that hope to tap a one-time surplus of K-12 funding.
Politics & Policy
January 25, 2014
Legislative committee promises aid to DeBeque, Meeker and Pawnee
The Joint Budget Committee has agreed to support legislation that would throw a lifeline to three small districts facing steep budget cuts in the middle of the school year.
January 16, 2014
Republicans introduce their SB 213 “do over” bills
House Republicans on Thursday introduced three bills that seek to resurrect parts of Senate Bill 13-213, the comprehensive school funding overhaul that was passed by…
September 30, 2013
School finance plan a tale of 178 districts
The school funding system envisioned by a new state law and Amendment 66 would affect school districts in a bewildering variety of ways, and there’s also a range of opinion about the tax hike in Colorado’s education community.
June 13, 2013
Petition approval gives clue to K-12 ballot measure
Backers of a proposed tax increase for K-12 schools haven’t announced which ballot measure they’ll push for the November election, but a recent filing with the state hints at the likely finalist.
June 5, 2013
Hick “ambivalent” on tax plan preference
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he’s still “ambivalent” about his preference among 16 proposed ballot measures that would raise additional state funds for K-12 education.
May 21, 2013
Hick signs school finance reform bill
The proposed overhaul of the school funding system is now law, but it’s unclear which proposal to fund the plan will go to voters.
May 1, 2013
School finance bills cross finish line
Both of 2013’s big school finance bills finished up Wednesday where they started, in the Colorado Senate.
April 29, 2013
School finance reform passes House
This House has voted 37-28 to approve a massive update of the way the state pays for schools.
April 27, 2013
Finance bill caught in House logjam
The House couldn't find time on a chaotic Friday night to pass the bill proposing a massive overhaul of Colorado’s school funding system.
April 24, 2013
Panel advances other school funding bill
The K-12 lobby bested the Hickenlooper administration Wednesday in a tussle over funding for preschool quality improvement.
April 22, 2013
School finance update passes floor test
The proposed rewrite of the school funding system won preliminary House approval Monday, with two key amendments.
April 18, 2013
Funding bill passes with surprise
Updated - The Senate has given final approval to the 2013-14 school funding bill.
April 16, 2013
Disagreements still dog finance overhaul plan
The proposed update of the state’s school finance system has moved out of a House committee, but lots of questions linger.
April 15, 2013
Finance bill faces first House test
Updated -The House Education Committee has voted 7-6 in favor of the proposed update of the state’s school finance system.
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