The governor’s budget proposal highlights child and family well-being

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 4, 2022

On Nov. 1, Gov. Polis released the office’s proposed $42.7 billion budget for the next fiscal year, which will begin July 1, 2023. We celebrate the budget proposal’s investments in education – with increases to public school funding and provisions for the new universal preschool program. This comes alongside additional funding for maternal and behavioral health services and efforts to address homelessness in Colorado.  

We continue to call for increased funding to support affordable, quality health insurance coverage for all Coloradans. We also support further investments in reproductive health and adolescent behavioral health services, increased support for all types of child care and preschool providers, and improved efforts to keep families housed. Read our full statement. 

Keep up with KidsFlash to find a more in-depth analysis of the budget proposal in the next few weeks.  

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.