Colorado in focus: Is Medicaid gobbling up Colorado’s budget?

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Is Medicaid gobbling up Colorado’s budget? Among Republican candidates to be Colorado’s next governor, a common argument has emerged: Medicaid spending in Colorado, driven upward by the Affordable Care Act, is unsustainable. Victor Mitchell talks about it in a campaign video. Doug Robinson references the concern on his website. George Brauchler spoke of it at […]

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Colorado in focus: Denver Sheriff Department spent $14 million on OT in 2016 despite surge in hiring

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Denver Sheriff Department spent $14 million on OT in 2016 despite surge in hiring Overtime costs at the Denver Sheriff Department continue to skyrocket, reaching $14 million last year despite a hiring spree that added nearly 200 deputies to the roster and pledges to change employment practices that could curb excessive spending. The […]

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Colorado in focus: In Longmont, you only need to move your RV an inch to be in a new spot

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

NBC 9: In Longmont, you only need to move your RV an inch to be in a new spot The city of Longmont says rising home costs have been leading to a new problem: homes on wheels. The city says over the last eight years it has consistently seen more people living in RV’s and […]

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New health care plan would make smaller, bipartisan reforms

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A number of Congressional members have begun working on a new alternative health-care plan after the last effort to replace Obamacare stalled. But a healthcare expert says it’s likely too late. The Problem Solvers’ Caucus, consisting of a bipartisan group of 43 House members, introduced a plan to try and combat the coming spike in […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado’s unemployment drop came despite weaker than expected hiring

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Colorado’s unemployment drop came despite weaker than expected hiring, confounding economists Colorado’s unemployment rate was expected to rise from 3.5 percent to 3.9 percent this year as more workers came back into the labor force, according to a forecast last December from the University of Colorado Boulder. But not long after the Colorado […]

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Haupt: America and the Roman Empire’s political downfall

By   /  August 7, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“At the height of its mastery, Rome was the pulsing heart of the earth. The day the empire fell the world learned even the most stalwart empires can fail if avarice replaces prudence.” – Solon Greco There is not a continent on this planet where one cannot unearth the fallen ruins and silent stories of […]

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