Colorado is a fast growing, progressive state - and lately we're attracting a lot of people to move here. And while we have one of the best economies in the nation, Colorado continues to fall behind in funding for education and transportation improvements. The same is true for meeting the demand for mental health services and senior care services.
Colorado Priorities has taken a hard look at these issues. The 24 -year old funding formula in our state constitution calls for "excessive rebates" to be returned, resulting in underfunded education, transportation and other services.
Today we'll talk with Owen Loftus, from Colorado Priorities about a proposal to keep and invest at least 35% of those funds to into education, including pre-school through 12th grade education and beyond. It would also keep and invest the same percentage of funds into transportation, including highways, bridges, mass transit and other projects. Remaining funds would be put toward mental health and senior services.
Owen will also introduce us to experts in those fields to further the discussion. We'll hear from Dr. Carl Clark, President and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver; Tim Foster, President of Colorado Mesa University; and Don Hunt, Retired Executive Director of CDOT.
Listen LIVE today at 4:00 to Connect & Collaborate on Denver's Money Talk 1690 AM to learn more.