News Category: Legislative Updates

Articles about legislative updates.

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One. More. Week!

With one week to go, there is no shortage of crazy going on at the Capitol. The Governor’s office dropped a new bill on tobacco tax, the School Finance Act is quickly making its way through the Senate and House, and Committees are wrapping up for the year. School Finance...

What do the School Finance Act and $102 million have in common…?

So much happened this week, as we enter into the home stretch of this session. While there is a lot to celebrate in the world of school funding at the legislature, we still have our work cut out for us. Keep reading to learn more… The School Finance Act (SFA)...

This is not a drill!

Before we dive into this week’s legislative update, I want to remind everyone why we do what we do. Read the investigation and full report from The Colorado Sun here. Our students’ mental health is a top concern, and one of the major reasons we MUST continue to fight with...

One month to go!

With one month left in this year’s legislative session, this week was nothing short of eventful: the debrucing bills were up in their first committee hearings, the budget made its way through the House with some education wins, and Great Ed co-sponsored the Public Education Funding Lobby Day with over...

Uniform Mill Levy/Mill Levy Equalization

What You Need to Know What would these bills do? The uniform mill levy bill would require each district to levy a specified number of property tax mills. Each school district would need to do so over a certain amount of time to reach their total program funding. If they...

And the late nights at the Capitol are just beginning…

There's been no shortage of excitement at the Capitol this week, with the budget making its way through the Senate, funding for full-day Kindergarten being introduced, and much much more...there will be plenty of things to talk with legislators about at next week's Public Education Funding Lobby Day! Public Education...

No slowing down now…

It's crunch-time! Everything is ramping up under the Dome as the long-bill is prepared to be finalized, the School Finance Act is being put together, and legislators have only six weeks left to make sure they've made a positive impact for our public schools this session. This update provides a rundown...

60 days down, 60 days to go…

Wednesday marked the halfway point of the legislative session — that means things will really start speeding up in what's already been an exciting session. The legislature made some important decisions regarding funding for next year's state education fund and full-day kindergarten. Read on to find out what's happening... Full-Day Kindergarten...

Money, money, and more money

This week we've had our eyes on the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the Governor's office as they take big steps on public education funding. The JBC  hearings can be a LOT to dive into...so we're here to summarize what's been happening and what you need to pay attention to...