The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this morning in a prolonged lawsuit aimed at trying to fix how the state funds education. The state is appealing a trial court decision that said funding for K through 12 schools is inadequate and unconstitutional. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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