Colorado House sends $29 billion budget bill to Senate

Colorado's Democrat-led House has passed a $28.9 billion budget bill and is sending it to the Republican-led Senate.

Debate will continue over how much fixing Colorado's roads - long an underfunded priority - should receive in a year that's seen bountiful state revenues.

Colorado's strong economy is giving legislators a cushion to make catch-up investments in roads, schools and state pensions in the fiscal year that starts July 1.

Republican lawmakers were able to add $35 million for public school security purposes.

The House passed the bill Thursday. The Senate takes it up next week.

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