Colorado lawmakers delay review of school funding overhaul; proposal includes higher taxes

Proposal designed to reduce pressure on state

DENVER - A major rewrite of Colorado's school-funding process has been delayed another day while state senators review changes to the bill.

The measure makes sweeping revisions to how Colorado funds public schools, accompanied by up to $1 billion in higher taxes across the state.

The proposal seeks to undo a complicated funding scheme that has left the state shouldering more and more of the fiscal burden for funding education. Most of the changes would take effect only if voters approve a tax hike this fall, likely an income tax hike that hasn't yet been proposed.

The Senate Education Committee planned to vote on the bill Wednesday, but decided to wait a day after getting bogged down on questions about charter schools and other possible changes to the bill.
 

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