Hundreds of Colorado teachers left their classrooms and descended on the state Capitol Monday morning to demand lawmakers protect public pensions and put millions of dollars more into K-12 education each year.
State employees have enough to worry about right now. It is inevitable they'll be taking a hit in their paychecks or pensions as Colorado lawmakers try to fill a hole that's at least $32 billion deep over the next three decades.
When former Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton decided to change his party affiliation Friday afternoon, it may have changed a lot more for him than that. According to several sources, it may have disqualified him for the state treasurer's race that he so vigorously tried to hold onto during Friday's expulsion debate.