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Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible.The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fort Lewis College boosts efforts to recruit students

As Fort Lewis College anticipates an enrollment decrease again next year, staff and faculty are intensifying recruiting efforts to turn the slide around. “A large part is our gradual move to 2019...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers weigh in on state’s $28.3 billion budget

DENVER – The state Senate dug in for a marathon session Wednesday night as lawmakers debated the state’s $28.3 billion budget and the 12 “orbital” bills that make it work. Some of these bills...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hospitals could lose $264 million under proposed budget

DENVER – The state’s budget is rounding into form and hospitals appear to be taking the biggest hit. That is because lawmakers working on the budget opted to not collect $264 million from the...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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Hospital Provider Fee bill killed in favor of new effort at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – The Hospital Provider Fee debate was all set to be renewed at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, but abruptly came crashing to a halt. Senate Bill 57 would have done away with the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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$700M revenue shortfall looms as Colorado budget talks begin

DENVER – New revenue forecasts for the 2017-18 fiscal year released Friday brought good news: Colorado’s economy is growing,and its unemployment rate continues to drop. And bad news: There is a...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Basing TABOR formula on state costs may be the best way forward

There are several components to the Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights amendment to Colorado’s Constitution, but the two which residents pay the greatest attention to are the requirement that voters approve...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Colorado Department of Higher Education requests budget increase

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Higher Education is seeking a budget increase of $20.5 million for the 2017-18 fiscal year because of increased health insurance costs and a need to moderate...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor’s office unveils $28.5 billion budget request

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday proposed reductions to key government services as part of his $28.5 billion budget request to lawmakers. The governor’s office also proposed new programs...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawmakers preparing to trim state services

DENVER – State lawmakers are bracing for budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year after learning Tuesday of lackluster revenue growth. The forecast presented to the Joint Budget Committee...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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How much are students willing to pay to attend Fort Lewis College?

No one ever wants to pay more money, but a new survey indicates students considering Fort Lewis College would be willing to pay more in tuition and fees, while room and board prices may be a...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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Return on Fort Lewis College investments better than state’s

Investing is a long-term game, but Fort Lewis College’s first foray with $6 million of its assets is showing success, increasing in value by more than $255,000 in its first six months. That’s 7.5...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education