Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Thousands for dinners and dues, but what do Denver taxpayers get out of it?

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Accountability, Colorado, News, Transportation  /  No Comments

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The Civil Rights Division of Denver’s Regional Transportation District is spending $15,000 a year on outreach, to no apparent end.

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NPR looks at school choice in Denver

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

NPR is reporting on what it calls “Denver’s innovative approach to school choice” which “gets high marks from parents and pundits.” But while noting the praise, NPR also cites “some tough choices about how best to serve the city’s vulnerable students.” Read and listen here and here.  

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Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Colorado, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Aspen, Colorado, caters to the ultra-rich, and new rules passed by the City Council will put small and local businesses at risk.

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Where Denver students are choosing to attend school

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Colorado, Education Blog  /  No Comments

On the first day that Denver students could submit their top choices for next year, Chalkbeat took a look at the schools most likely and least likely to have students opting in and out. Chalkbeat reports that 86 percent of kindergarteners get their first-choice school. Eighty-six percent of sixth graders get their first choice. Ninth graders […]

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Picking up the pieces of the failed Lamar Power Plant

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Colorado, Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, News  /  No Comments

After the failure of any major project, the participants inevitably begin sorting out who to blame. In the case of the failed Lamar Power Plant, there are plenty of candidates. In 2006, the Arkansas River Power Authority and its constituent cities created the Lamar Repowering Project, a plan to convert a Lamar natural gas power plant […]

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