Colorado full-day kindergarten bill clears first legislative hurdle with unanimous support

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Colorado’s long road to full-day kindergarten passed a first test Tuesday, winning House Education Committee approval.

No one showed up to oppose House Bill 1262.

The program is expected to cost $175 million next year. That’s less than the $227 million originally requested by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and $10 million less than the $185 million originally included in the budget by the Joint Budget Committee. House leaders said Monday that the lower cost estimate frees up $10 million for a compromise on increased transportation funding.

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