Gov. Bill Ritter recently made his first effort to match up campaign promises with hard cash. In last week's budget proposal, he asked the legislature for almost $200 million in new money for K-12 education, and $5 million to keep prisoners from returning to jail. Former governor Bill Owens had already offered up a $17 billion spending plan before Ritter arrived. But lawmakers gave the incoming Democrat a chance to weigh in. Ritter's proposals offer an early glimpse of his priorities, and of the financial constraints he'll face in coming years. He speaks with Ryan Warner.
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