LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KKCO) - Upgrades to public schools in Colorado could be right
around the corner.
  Governor John Hickenlooper is hitting the campaign trail today to promote
Initiative 22, or the "Colorado Commits to Kids" campaign. The initiative is a
financial commitment
to Colorado public schools, and it is asking voters to approve an income tax
hike of nearly $1 billion per year to pay for school improvements.


  One improvement would be state-wide full-day kindergarten, and if approved
the state will also enact an education funding overhaul that includes new
accountability tracking.


  Supporters of the measure have already turned in signatures to petition the
question onto ballots, but they're still awaiting a ruling from the secretary of
state on whether they made the ballots this November. 


  The schools measure would join a marijuana tax question about excise and
sales taxes on the newly legal drug.




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