Colorado in focus: Billionaire Texas couple donates $4.5 million to study Colorado government

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

The Denver Post: Billionaire Texas couple donates $4.5 million to study Colorado government Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday announced a $4.5 million initiative to study the effectiveness of certain taxpayer-funded programs with “blunt assessments based on facts and not politics.” The Democrat’s top priorities for evaluation include the state’s foster care and criminal justice systems. […]

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Haupt: Fed up with elder abuse

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The Federal Reserve can continue to print more money, but cities and states can’t.” – Rob Liner The central bank has crushed the interest rates seniors have relied on for centuries to supplement their incomes and live lives that are meaningful and independent. After slaving in factories, fighting wars for our country and preserving democracy […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado group wants to ban sale of cellphones to kids under 13 years old

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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Fox News: Colorado group wants to ban sale of cellphones to kids under 13 years old A Colorado group is looking to curb the sales of cellphones to children under 13 years old and officials in the state have cleared the language for a proposed ballot measure. Parents Against Underage Smartphones, the backers of the […]

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Colorado in focus: Civil asset forfeiture debate continues with stricter Colorado law

By   /  June 16, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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Denver Post: Civil asset forfeiture debate continues with stricter Colorado law Local law enforcement agencies across Colorado received about $8 million in proceeds from property and money seizures over the past two years in a practice that police chiefs and sheriffs say could be curtailed by a new state law. It’s money that’s at the center […]

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Colorado in focus: Remember the faithless electors? Colorado secretary of state wants to bolster rules banning them

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Remember the faithless electors? Colorado secretary of state wants to bolster rules banning them Nearly six months after the Colorado statehouse became the unlikely stage for a dramatic attempt to deny Donald Trump the presidency, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is looking to prevent a repeat performance of last year’s Electoral College […]

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Colorado pension system faces risky future despite past fixes

By   /  June 15, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Incremental fixes, tinkering and benefit adjustments over the past decade have failed to keep Colorado’s public-employee pension system within a reasonable fiscal comfort zone, say critics of the system. The state’s Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) completed a month-long “listening tour” of the state last week, giving PERA officials a chance to hear from stakeholders […]

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