The legislation would provide an extra $65 million for roads and schools in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Coloradans voted in 2005 to let the state avoid tax refunds for a five-year period. The new ballot question would make the change in tax law permanent.
Teachers now see their “collective power” as something they can use to shape the path Denver Public Schools takes in the years to come.
More than 97 percent of union members approved the deal. The agreement will take effect after a Denver Public Schools board vote.
When Denver educators voted to strike, math teacher Kathleen Braun was on picket line. That was in 1969. And again in 1994. And, yes, last week.
The all-nighter, which eclipsed the record set in 1994 for the longest bargaining session, hammered out the details between teachers and the district.
DPS has said more than half of teachers surveyed in high priority schools said an incentive influenced their decision to stay.
The rejection of the school district’s latest offer comes after 14 months of contentious negotiations to overhaul the district’s pay and teacher incentive system.
Colorado funds just over half of a day of kindergarten — 0.58 percent to be precise. That means some school districts pay for free full-day kindergarten, while others charge families.
All told, Democrats gained seats in 62 of the 99 state legislative chambers, according to data provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats also added seven new governorships.