Hickenlooper Wants To Restore $89M For Education

By: AP
By: AP
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DENVER (AP) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to restore $89 million in funding to public schools because state revenues are expected to be higher than originally thought.

Hickenlooper announced the proposal Tuesday as his economic team and legislative economists presented their revenue forecasts at the state Capitol.

The governor is also recommending that state colleges and universities take a smaller hit than he originally proposed -- $30 million instead of $60 million.

The governor's office projects that the state will take in $231 million more revenue than its economists had predicted back in September -- a 3.2 percent increase. They say weakening in the economy they saw then has reversed and there has been an increase in job growth.

Legislative economists are also presenting their predictions for the state economy and tax revenue

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