Measures brought before the Colorado General Assembly in this legislative session have shown that the contentious national debate on immigration has been jolting our state’s politics as well. As the federal government has shifted its policies to penalize so-called sanctuary cities and aggressively deport immigrants, we’ve seen conflicting bills introduced here on whether our state […]
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States like Colorado make much of the fact that their elected lawmakers are really only part-timers; the pay is $30,000 plus per diem and mileage reimbursement. That’s for the four months the legislature is in session plus service on year-round committees and other responsibilities. It’s known as a “citizen legislature.” Some say the members are overworked and underpaid […]
Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell on Thursday proposed redirecting all of Colorado’s higher education funding to support degrees in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and tripling the number of graduates in the fields.
Democrat Mike Johnston’s gubernatorial campaign is sponsoring the first of what organizers say will be a series of “Days of Service” on Saturday in Arvada. He’s teaming up with the Leadership Jefferson County group to rebuild and replant the community garden at Foster Elementary School in Arvada and is inviting supporters and acquaintances to help […]
The Capitol was crawling with Scouts last Wednesday as delegates from four local councils around Colorado convened along with parents and friends to present the 2016 Report to the State for the Boy Scouts of America.