Governor Signs ‘Long Bill’ Budget Into Law


Governor John Hickenlooper signed the state budget, known as the “Long Bill,” into law Monday.

The $7.4 billion spending plan keeps school funding per student at the same level as last year - a rarity in recent budget-slashing years. School funding is the single largest piece of the budget.

The budget also continues to provide funding for Amendment 35 support for cancer research and severance tax dollars for water and infrastructure projects. It also includes a $100 million tax break for seniors.

Hickenlooper noted that 86 out of 100 lawmakers voted for the budget and says that's a big accomplishment considering Democrats control the Senate and Republicans the House.

The “Long Bill” takes effect on July 1.

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  • by Teacher on Apr 26, 2012 at 07:34 PM
    Reality check. Teachers/classrooms will see little to no money for books, supplies, or aides after those in charge (administration ) take their share!
  • by Taxpayer on Apr 26, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    Note: I don't care how much they say education will get, classrooms will see very little for books, supplies, and or aides!
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