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The Latest: Colorado governor says he’ll push for repayment

Teachers fill the amphitheater in Civic Center Park for a rally Friday, April 27, 2018, in Denver. More than 10,000 teachers from more than 20 districts scattered across Colorado are demonstrating as part of a burgeoning teacher uprising from the East to the interior West that is demanding more tax dollars be spent in public schools. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will help push for the state to pay back about $1 billion borrowed from education during the recession.

The governor spoke Friday to several thousand teachers gathered at a park near the state Capitol, including several from the Roaring Fork School District, on the second straight day of demonstrations over pay for teachers.

He spoke for less than five minutes and didn’t offer any more funding than has already been proposed for next year.

Some teachers shouted over him, “We want more,” while others applauded him.

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