Lawmakers take per diem on weekends, holidays

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  Colorado, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Most people only receive per diem when they’re working, but Colorado lawmakers are making thousands of dollars by taking per diem on weekends and holidays, costing taxpayers as much as $400,000 a year.

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EPA withholds mine spill documents from Congress

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Colorado, National, New Mexico, News, Texas, Utah  /  No Comments

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A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West. 
“It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet the House Science Committee’s reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining […]

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EPA, Obama administration going full speed ahead on environmental regulations

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, National, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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The Obama administration and the EPA have announced at least five proposed regulations in recent months.

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Another EPA disaster, this time in rural Georgia

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Georgia, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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In Greensboro, Georgia, EPA-funded contractors grading a toxic 19th-century cotton mill site struck a water main, sending the deadly sediment into a nearby creek.

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You’re hired! Donald Trump for school boss?

By   /  August 20, 2015  /  California, Colorado, Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Superintendents run organizations. They need not be capable of teaching, but of managing, and should leave the teaching to the teachers.”

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Ad blitz in Colorado targets proposed EPA ozone rules

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National  /  No Comments

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Stricter EPA regulations for ozone have triggered a media blitz in Colorado by the National Manufacturers Association. Other states will soon see similar campaigns.

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