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Legislature moves transportation bond issue to 2020

By Jackie Mitchell BALLOTPEDIA NEWS On May 2, 2019, the Colorado state legislature gave final approval to Senate Bill 263, which moved a legislatively referred bond issue from the 2019 ballot to the 2020 ballot. The bond issue was designed to authorize the state to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes (TRANs)—a specific type of bond debt—in

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Coloradans may face four spending questions this year

By Jesse Paul THE COLORADO SUN If an 11th-hour Democratic effort to raise nicotine taxes debuted Wednesday makes it to the ballot, Coloradans could face as many as four consequential spending questions when they vote in November. How those efforts could interact remains unknown, but discussion is already underway about the potential consequences of asking voters to

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Special needs students get boost in Colorado bill

By Sandra Fish CHALKBEAT Colorado school districts will get more money for students with more serious disabilities under a Public School Finance Act that received initial Senate approval Tuesday. State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, an Arvada Democrat, successfully amended Senate Bill 246 to add $22 million in increased funding for students with autism spectrum disorders, visual and hearing

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