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Gov. Jared Polis Releases Plan To Pay For Full-Day Kindergarten

DENVER (CBS4)- Gov. Jared Polis says education is a top priority, including free full-day kindergarten for all children in Colorado. On Tuesday, he released his proposed budget outlining how he plans to pay for it.

Polis' plan calls for spending $227 million a year on kindergarten. The money would come from local property taxes and savings from other areas.

Gov. Jared Polis Inauguration
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Polis also proposes $1.3 million to explore how Colorado can import prescription drugs from Canada.

He also hopes to increase state employees salaries by three percent. Polis will discuss his budget proposal on Wednesday.

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