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Jessica MachettaDecember 6, 20176min3463
State Treasurer Walker Stapleton said Wednesday that Colorado’s public pensions are in deep trouble unless elected officials get unfunded liabilities under control. “Taxpayers have done their part already, and that no more taxpayer money should be used to bail out PERA,” Stapleton told reporters on a conference call. Stapleton is running for governor. He said […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 21, 20175min470

Here's a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty successful winery and are now selling it and moving back to Colorado. Welcome back, Martha and John!



Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 15, 20172min329
The legislation’s sponsors tell you a lot about how serious Republicans and Democrats in the Capitol are about beefing up computer science education in public schools. Introduced Monday, House Bill 1184 is sponsored by Senate President Kevin Grantham of Cañon City and House Speaker Crisanta Duran of Denver. The bill requires the Department of Education […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightJanuary 30, 20174min431

Last week, Colorado and many other states celebrated National School Choice Week, which raises public awareness for all types of education options for children. The goal is to make a world-class education available for every child. While the type of best education differs for each child, ranging from public school to private school to online education to homeschooling, one element is consistently at the heart of public school options — parents. Each year, as I travel from conference to conference and as I leave each conference, I am continually inspired to continue my work fighting for parents to have access to every public school option. This year, my determination to ensure parents voices are heard is even greater for this legislative session.