State budget writers hear cautious revenue forecasts

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DENVER | Colorado budget writers will cautiously consider the long-term sustainability of Gov. Jared Polis’ proposal to adopt publicly-funded full-day kindergarten this fall.

That’s according to Democratic Sen. Dominick Moreno, who chairs the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee.

The panel heard quarterly economic forecasts on Friday that suggest a possible slowdown in the next few years.

Moreno says budget-writers will closely study whether Colorado can sustain full-day kindergarten if lawmakers authorize it this year.

Polis has asked for $227 million for full-day kindergarten in a $33.7 billion budget request for the fiscal year that starts July 1.