State lawmakers are weighing in on Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal. Among other priorities, he’s seeking $227 million for full-day kindergarten. KDNK's Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz has more.
Gov. Jared Polis presented his budget request to state lawmakers Wednesday. The biggest ask is for his top priority, free full-day kindergarten throughout Colorado, estimated to cost about $227 million. Colorado Public Radio's Bente Birkeland reports for KDNK.
More Americans are being impacted by what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. This week, the already stressful world of air travel is feeling the pinch as Transportation Security Administration workers call in sick.
But for now, things are still operating smoothly at Denver International Airport.
DIA spokeswoman Emily Williams said the average wait time at security checkpoints averaged about 10 minutes on Sunday.
When a caravan of lawmakers arrived at the state Capitol Tuesday morning carrying several pink boxes of Voodoo doughnuts, it was apparent something very significant was about to happen.
Some of the lawmakers had grins on their faces. They were ready to welcome a new governor with a ceremony that would include fighter jets roaring above and loud cannon fire that would spook dozens of pigeons out of the trees in nearby Civic Center Park.