DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Senate has approved a draft $30.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The Senate voted 29-6 on Thursday to send the legislation to the House Appropriations Committee.
At Republicans’ insistence, senators agreed on Wednesday to divert $106 million to transportation needs from other programs. That brings to $336 million the proposed budget’s total transportation funding.
Colorado’s backlog for new transportation projects and repairs is an estimated $9 billion.
The budget document includes funding for full-day kindergarten for school districts and families that want it. Colorado now guarantees half-day funding.