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The state senate held a lengthy debate yesterday on a complicated plan to change how Colorado funds its K through 12 schools. The Democratic proposal initially passed the senate on a party line vote. At stake is one billion additional dollars for schools. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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