Polis wants $227 million for full-day kindergarten

By Marshall Zelinger and Erin Powell


One week into the job, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D-Colorado) revealed his plan to pay for full-day kindergarten statewide.

Polis said Tuesday that he wants the state to spend $227 million to cover his plan, saying that it could be paid for because of an improved forecast on property tax collection. That updated outlook by the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting projected $257 million more in the next 18 months.

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