Colorado state government

Special session: Hospital district, regional transit victims of partisan legislative games

Last week’s special legislative session, aimed at correcting a marijuana-tax error, accomplished exactly nothing good, and the stubbornness of a few GOP committee members will mean some Colorado...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Colorado special session ends with no fix for pot-tax error

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers return to fix a pot tax error

Whatever plans Colorado lawmakers had for the first week of October, they are ruined now. All 100 legislators return to the Capitol for a special session Monday. Gov. John Hickenlooper called them...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is looking at how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislators review changes planned for conservation easement program

DENVER – An audit of the Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program found the Division of Real Estate was failing to meet statutory obligations and was spending money it didn’t have without clearly...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado health exchange making strides toward self-sustainability, audit says

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado found the state health care exchange has made strides to become financially self-sufficient since 2014, when it was last audited, but needs to evaluate its...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors may have awarded $45M to ineligible organizations

An audit released Monday shows that a lack of clear policies and procedures resulted in Great Outdoors Colorado awarding $45 million in grants to organizations that may not have been eligible....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 3,000 Coloradans withdraw from voter registry

DENVER – More than 3,700 Coloradans withdrew from the state’s voter registry as of Friday and another 200 have asked to be added to the confidential voter program, according to the Secretary of...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governors call for nonpartisan approach on health care system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the bipartisan group of governors who openly oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act added their voices to the those calling for a nonpartisan approach to...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural Colorado counties spending hundreds of thousands on jail overflow

DENVER – Counties across Colorado are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send inmates across county lines for incarceration, government officials said Monday at the first County...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative committee to investigate jail crowding

DENVER – Staffing and funding will be priorities of discussion Monday when the County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee will hold the first of...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News