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Nov 14, 2012 10:38 AM by Adam Atchison

Colo. government priority ideas to be released

DENVER (AP) - A group convened by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to get ideas for government priorities from Colorado residents in 60 statewide meetings over the past year is releasing its recommendations to lawmakers.

The meetings were meant to get an idea about how residents want government to spend money on areas including education, transportation and health care.

The initiative known as TBD Colorado stands for "To Be Determined." The recommendations will be released Wednesday morning.

Republicans skeptical of the initiative have expressed concerns that Hickenlooper is laying the groundwork for a tax increase. The governor's office has dismissed the notion that the initiative's goal is a tax hike.

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