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House passes Rep. Pete Lee’s bill to help, but not jail, truants

Author: Joey Bunch - March 21, 2018 - Updated: March 21, 2018

DENVER — The Colorado House passed a bill this week to ease up on kids who skip schools, mainly by keeping truants out of incarceration, if at all possible.

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.