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Governor Jared Polis signs $30.5 billion Colorado budget

Posted: 10:16 PM, Apr 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 00:16:49-04
COLORADO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS INAUGURATION

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed into law a $30.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Colorado Politics reports Polis signed the document on Thursday, his 100th day in office.

The budget includes $175 million to offer free full-day kindergarten throughout the state, a top Polis priority.

Tuition at Colorado's public colleges and universities won't rise in the 2019-2020 school year. Transportation needs get an extra $300 million. And state employees will receive a 3% pay hike.