Community Colleges Shorted Millions

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Today a story about a campaign promise that’s fallen short ofexpectations. A couple years ago voters passed Amendment 50. It gavecasinos in Central City, Blackhawk, and Cripple Creek new ways to makemoney. They could stay open all night. Gamblers could play new gameslike craps and roulette. And they could bet a lot more too. Maximumbets went from five dollars to 100. To get people to vote for thesechanges, the gambling industry partnered with cash strapped communitycolleges. "The group that brought it up really sold this as 'save ourcommunity colleges,'” says Ed Sealover, a journalist with the DenverBusiness Journal. Sealover's reporting shows that community collegesare receiving far less than the 29 million dollars promised. He speakswith Sadie Babits.