DENVER, Colo. — Colorado’s 2020 budget proposal was released Friday by Governor Jared Polis.
The Governor’s office claims to have found hundreds of millions of dollars in savings, while also funding some of his largest campaign issues.
Polis’s proposed budget would allocate $27.6 million towards expanding the Colorado preschool program.
The funding would aim to eliminate the waitlist for full-day Pre-K and Kindergarten and provide funding for 50% of eligible children.
$10 million of the Governor’s budget is set to expand access to our state parks system. This comes after the announcement of a new state park coming to south-central Colorado earlier this year.
The budget also includes $87 million in new Medicaid coverage for substance use disorder treatment and a new $15 million federal grant for combating the opioid crisis.
Polis also proposed $550 million in funding for transportation projects.