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Protests, Policing, And Education Cuts

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George Floyd Denver Police Protest Day 3 Night
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The statue commemorating Colorado war dead at the Capitol is defaced with graffiti. Denver protesters angry about the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer took the the streets for a third day Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Nothing about this legislative session has been predictable.

Within days of returning from their historic pause for the pandemic, lawmakers halted work again, this time because of protests swirling around the state Capitol. When they returned, it was with a new agenda set by those demonstrations against racism and police violence. In this episode, hosts Andrew Kenney and Bente Birkeland talk with Chalkbeat's Erica Meltzer about the new police reform bill as well as the massive cut looming for the state's schools.