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University of Colorado study backs concerns from businesses over raising the minimum wage

A proposed Colorado constitutional amendment to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour is among four placed on the Nov. 8 election ballot, while seven more await a decision by state elections officials. (Photo via Colorado Families for a Fair Wage)

A recent University of Colorado study backs up many of the arguments made by businesses who opposed raising the minimum wage in Colorado. The study, published in the journal Regional Science and Urban Economics in May, comes after Colorado voters last November backed gradually raising the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020. The first […]

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Colorado Democrat Joe Neguse launches bid for 2nd Congressional District seat: ‘It’s up to us to fight back’

Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, addresses Colorado Democrats at the party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, he declared he's running for Congress in the 2nd District. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Vowing to fight President Donald Trump’s “disastrous agenda,” Democrat Joe Neguse, the son of Eritrean immigrants and a former CU regent, declared Tuesday he’s running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Strategist: Democrat Joe Neguse ‘near certain’ to run for Jared Polis’ 2nd District congressional seat

Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, addresses Colorado Democrats at the party's biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (Photo by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democrat Joe Neguse, executive director of the state Department of Regulatory Agencies and a former CU regent, is “near certain” to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by fellow Democrat Jared Polis, who announced Sunday morning he’s running for governor, according to a top Democratic strategist close to Neguse.

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Griego and Gallegos: Beall way off-base with his criticisms of CU

Irene Griego

It’s unfortunate that professor Jeffrey Beall has such an inaccurate view of his own university (“Beall: It’s time for regime change at the University of Colorado” Statesman May 17). Certainly it’s fair for faculty or others to criticize leadership for real or perceived problems, but we believe professor Beall missed the mark in several of […]

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Colorado agriculture hopes Sonny Perdue keeps promise to rural America

Agriculture Secretary Secretary Sonny Perdue is seen in his office after an interview with The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Agriculture Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
When Sonny Perdue navigated the congressional process of confirmation to his post as agriculture secretary last month, he told senators he would be an advocate for rural America. Colorado farmers and ranchers, searching for stability in a waning agriculture economy, are counting on Perdue to keep his promise.

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Startup costs of carbon capture projects eased under proposed Bennet legislation

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (right) joins NRG Energy CEO Mauricio Gutierrez (left) on a tour of the Petra Nova carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery system on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston. Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (Paul Ladd/AP Images for Reliant)
The techniques behind capturing carbon dioxide isn’t new, but the process of capturing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants and storing them underground is a burgeoning industry. While the market is growing, the obstacle CO2 capture projects face is they’re pricey. What’s more, securing financing can be difficult.

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