Colorado judiciary long on taxpayer money, short on transparency

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, judicial accountability, Judiciary, Open Records, State Government, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Photo by Arthur Kane

Colorado Court Administrator Gerald Marroney barreled down the hallway of the judicial building a recent afternoon, looking straight ahead and ignoring my questions.

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CO senator who questioned welfare change to lead Human Services committee

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Colorado, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Colorado state senator concerned about a welfare rule change that increased the time welfare recipients can spend on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will head the Senate Health and Human Services Committee next year.

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Colorado changes welfare rule, increasing benefits and costing taxpayers

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Government Waste, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is six month less temporary in Colorado — and likely more expensive to taxpayers — after a state Department of Human Services rule change last year, a Watchdog.org investigation found.
The change has counties certifying a welfare recipients’ eligibility to receive benefits twice a year, records show. Previously, the full recertification was […]

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Report: Colorado education fares OK, rates well next to other states

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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On the 19th edition of ALEC’s Report Card, Colorado education performance and policies ranked highly among states, with many improvements still to be made.

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Republicans make strong gains in Colorado after nearly decade out of power

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Colorado, Elections, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy Congressional website

Republicans retook most major elected offices in Colorado and apparently the state Legislature, increasing GOP strength that hasn’t been seen in the state for nearly a decade. The only surprising loss was the governor’s office.

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Colorado opens doors in teacher union negotiations

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Elections, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Teacher union negotiations will now be open to the media and public in Colorado after Proposition 104 garnered overwhelming support Tuesday night.

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