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Republicans accused of ‘hijacking’ education funding in the name of charter schools

Democrats and the state’s largest teachers’ union say Republicans have hijacked a critical school funding measure in the name of charter schools. The annual School Finance Act, which lawmakers are constitutionally obligated to pass each year, was amended on Thursday to include equitable funding for charter schools. Republicans, led by Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado […]

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Philp: Calling out local governments is crucial to setting the right example

Alan Philp

There is no question America is witnessing unprecedented dysfunction in government. Whether it’s the hyper partisanship in Washington that has led to record-low Congressional approvals or the growing frustrations coming from a divided government in the Colorado State Capitol, citizens are losing trust in their leaders. As these frustrations mount, we often look to our […]

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Zenzinger: transportation measure “long time coming”

Any legislation that addresses the state’s transportation needs should take the entire state of Colorado into account and is “a long time coming,” freshman state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada, said in an interview with the Transit Alliance. The Denver-based group is a public-advocacy organization that started in 1997 and works to help citizens to “lead […]

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Buck: Democrats need to set aside partisan bluster, fund fight against Zika

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck
Zika is on the move in the United States, infecting mothers and causing birth defects in our children. That’s why I was appalled to read Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s attempt to shift the blame in these pages by blaming Republicans for holding up funding. Let me set the record straight.

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DelGrosso: Theme of session is ‘missed opportunities’

House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland
From the start of the session, House Republicans identified increasing funding for education and transportation and addressing Colorado’s affordable housing shortage as our top priorities. Unfortunately, our Democrat colleagues did not share our same priorities and instead focused on passing a partisan agenda that penalized, over-regulated, even publically shamed Colorado’s job creators. Democrats rejected our […]

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