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Paula NoonanPaula NoonanApril 28, 20175min375

The state boosted its per pupil funding for public school students by 2.8 percent out of the General Fund to $6,585,800,182 for 2017-2018. That number works out to $6,546.20 per student, according to Senate Bill 17-296. Adding other sources, the Colorado Department of Education estimates that the average per pupil funding for next year will be $7,605, up from $7,420.


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Lucia GuzmanLucia GuzmanMarch 20, 20174min343

Delta. Montrose. Lincoln. Teller. Fremont. Las Animas. Morgan. Garfield. These are a handful of counties in rural Colorado that are home to hospitals. Hospitals that not only provide access to life-saving health care for residents, but are most likely the area’s largest employer. These hospitals are typically smaller than their urban counterparts, but they are pillars in their communities, empowering people to build their lives in the towns they have called home for years.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 18, 20174min368

Senate President Kevin Grantham seems confident a quarter of the way into the legislative session that lawmakers are moving toward tackling the session’s big priority item: They’re going to agree to raise funds for desperately needed transportation upgrades around the state. That’s what he told constituents in his periodic “Dome to Home” newsletter this weekend. As he explained, lawmakers have decided to send a referendum to voters asking to raise taxes for a limited number of years to pay for the upgrades. Lawmakers are also deciding how much money to ask for and what kind of agreement about larger spending priorities should be attached to the deal.