Colorado’s K-12 Budget: Does COVID-19 Suddenly Make the Unpalatable Possible?

Chalkbeat Colorado | Erica Meltzer

Proponents of change often hear “now is not the time,” said Leslie Colwell of the Colorado Children’s Campaign. “And we heard that when times were good. When is the time then? This feels like it has to be the time.”

Colorado faces a serious challenge in filling the $3.3 billion budget gap created by the COVID-19 crisis. This article from Chalkbeat Colorado’s Erica Meltzer discusses some of the potential solutions under consideration by state legislators, including significant budget cuts and an emergency tax.

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