K-12 schools could face cuts in new Colo. budget

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Public schools could take an even bigger budget hit next year.

Gov. John Hickenlooper will unveil his budget proposal for the state on Tuesday. He's expected to announce more cuts as one-time federal stimulus money dries up and the state faces more demand for services because of the troubled economy.

Education groups say kindergarten through 12th-grade schools could be cut by between $300 and $400 million, worse than the $260 million cut schools saw this year.

Hickenlooper's proposal will be for the budget year that begins in July.

The final say rests with state lawmakers, who will draw up their own budget proposal and pass it before the session ends in May.
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  • by Cut Federal Spending Location: GJ on Feb 15, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    Wow...I find it interesting that the first thing feds look at is cutting spending for our schools. The children should be the most important!! How bout cutting more federal spending??? High paid federal employees who take huge bonuses and fly around in private jets should look in the mirror!! They are a huge part of the problem!!
  • by Record Bonuses Location: Any government business on Feb 15, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    Why? Everyone is paying more taxes than ever. Where is that money going?
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