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Last updated 7:20AM ET
August 15, 2018
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Governer's office budgets Southwest Colorado
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Colorado Governor Bill Ritter today unveiled a 2007-2008, 18-billion dollar budget.
That's an increase of almost 1-billion dollars over present spending.
He's also proposing a 180-million dollar capital construction budget which includes several million in funding for some Southwest Colorado projects.
KSUT's Victor Locke Reports.

VICTOR: The governor says his budget will address high priority needs in education, safety, child services, health care, energy and natural resources.
One of the biggest increases, 34-million dollars, comes in the appropriation for health care for children.
The Capital construction budget includes 11-point-6 million dollars, to fund a 29-thousand square foot biology and agriculture facility, at Durango's Fort Lewis College.
That facility will replace 12-thousand square feet of Berndt Hall which will be demolished.
Fort Lewis Vice President Steve Schwartz says if the legislature approves the funding, construction could begin this summer and be completed by winter of 2010.
The Berndt hall project has been in the planning stages since 1999.
Also in the governor's capital budget is just over 2-million dollars to almost double the size of and renovate the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke.
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