Coloradans may get a chance to vote this fall on an expansion of limited gambling to help fund the state’s universities, The Denver Post reports.
The proposal, which has bipartisan backing in the legislature but may face opposition, will be considered with a second bill also unveiled Wednesday.
That second bill would allow colleges and universities to increase tuition by a larger amount than now allowed, as long as they also provide more financial aid to low-income and middle-income students and meet other goals.
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The Pueblo Chieftain: Two Southern Colorado lawmakers plan to propose a referred measure that would bring lottery games into the technological age and give a huge boost to higher-education funding. The proposal would ask Colorado voters to allow a video keno lottery game comparable to keno, with the revenue they generate devoted to higher-education scholarship grants. The proposed game expansion would allow a lottery game on video monitors, something the Colorado Lottery does not currently offer.