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School funding and finance
April 11, 2013
School finance bill blank filled in
A school finance bill proposing some $5.5 billion in K-12 operating funds has been passed by the Senate Education Committee.
April 10, 2013
School finance bill has temporary hole
Something’s missing in the new school funding bill – the proposed amount that school support would rise in 2013-14. Plus roundup
April 2, 2013
School finance bill goes to House
Updated - The Senate has given 20-15 final approval to the proposed overhaul of the school funding system.
March 31, 2013
Lots of ways to raise your taxes
The 24 proposed ballot measures that would raise taxes to help pay for K-12 schools suggest a variety of ways to do that.
March 28, 2013
Resolving a $300 million difference
Key senators are negotiating amendments to the proposed school finance overhaul ahead of a key floor debate on Monday.
March 23, 2013
Big stack of education tax plans filed
Twenty-five proposed tax-increase ballot measures were filed late Friday, another part of the effort to reform Colorado’s school funding system.
March 8, 2013
School finance overhaul introduced
Updated - The proposed school finance reform bill has been formally introduced at the 2013 legislature's halfway point, along with details of its impact.
February 28, 2013
Finance bill still a moving target
The proposed school finance overhaul could be formally introduced next week, likely different from the version that’s been circulating for nearly two weeks.
February 18, 2013
School funding plan draft goes public
After months of preparation, a proposed new school finance system is about ready to see the light of day in the Colorado legislature.
February 2, 2013
Questions raised about breakfast bill
A school breakfast bill draws some questions, Mike Johnston makes another funding reform pitch and more Capitol news.
January 30, 2013
School finance on the brain
Colorado lawmakers got hit from two sides Wednesday on one of the Capitol’s toughest and most complex issues – school funding.
January 10, 2013
Hickenlooper touches education bases
Advocates of school finance reform were heartened by Gov. John Hickenlooper’s mentions of the issue in his State of the State speech.
December 18, 2012
School finance reform plans take shape
Colorado voters could face a $1 billion decision on school funding next fall, if a complicated reform plan plays out as its backers hope.
November 30, 2012
Hick urges school boards to aim high
“Colorado should have the best public education system in America,” Gov. John Hickenlooper has told members of state school boards.
August 7, 2012
School funding proposal fleshed out
A broad-based study group has issued an expanded version of its plan for improving Colorado’s school finance system.
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