Wednesday will offer more cloud cover and cooler temperatures. By later Wednesday afternoon, rain showers will develop across the Pikes Peak Region and slowly drift southward. Those rain showers will change to snow at higher elevations, and accumulations will be likely. At lower elevations, snow accumulation does not appear to be a big deal. Forecast details can be found under the "Weather" tab.
State senators killed a plan for broad school vouchers after Republicans said it would be too expensive for counties.
Senate Bill One died on a 25-to-10 vote. The plan was one of several school voucher bills introduced this session.
Gov. Owens will sign a narrower pilot plan into law next week. It will allow public schools to pay private or religious schools to educate low-income children.
The new law will apply to children in kindergarten through 12th grade who are eligible for free or reduced-cost school lunches.
It also allows a school district to provide vouchers to qualifying children if at least eight of its schools receive low or unsatisfactory academic performance ratings.