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Denver ballot question poses sales tax to fund college tuition

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks in support of a ballot measure that would create a city scholarship fund, during a rally at Sunken Gardens Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Vic Vela/CPR)
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks in support of a ballot measure that would create a city scholarship fund, during a rally at Sunken Gardens Park on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Vic Vela/CPR)

Denver could become one of the first cities in the country to help students pay for any public college in Colorado.

Tomorrow, voters will decide on a tax that would fund scholarships for low-to-middle-income students. Supporters say it’s critical for economic development in a city where less than half of high school graduates finish college.

Critics say city government should focus on fixing sidewalks and fighting crime.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jenny Brundin with Colorado Public Radio reports.

CPR: Why Denver Voters Are Being Asked To Help Fund College Scholarships

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