Guv wants free, all-day kindergarten

By Charles Ashby


Gov. Jared Polis unveiled how he plans to pay for some of his high-ticket campaign promises Tuesday, including his pledge to provide free all-day kindergarten statewide.

But his plan, which Polis will formally present to the Legislature later today in a public appearance in front of the Joint Budget Committee, doesn’t address long-term funding, troubling some lawmakers.

To pay for it, the new governor is relying on a surplus in state and local tax revenue to fund much of his initial priorities, something that isn’t guaranteed over the long haul.

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