Colo. school group to present letter opposing cuts

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Opponents of school budget cuts are making their case at the state Capitol.

They plan to deliver a letter signed by more than 5,200 people to state lawmakers and the governor today.

The group organizing the event is Great Education Colorado. It says the letter is hundreds of pages long and includes comments and stories about the impact of cuts that have already been made.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has proposed cutting $332 million from schools statewide to balance the state budget in the next school year. State lawmakers still need to come up with a plan of their own.

Sen. Rollie Heath of Boulder has proposed asking voters to increase taxes to avoid the cuts. Republican lawmakers plan to introduce a resolution opposing the idea.