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ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no less […]...

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May 5, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Republicans walk a tightrope over rural hospital fix

As lawmakers continue to negotiate over the session’s biggest bill – to free up millions of dollars for rural hospitals, instead of cutting funds to the […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Rural funding bill survives first crucial test

A Senate committee today put a bipartisan stamp of approval on its most significant legislation of the session, a measure that its sponsors hope will […]...

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April 11, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s what you need to know before Tuesday’s hearing.

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and transportation […]...

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April 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Republicans on State Affairs do about-face, pass contraception bill

Up was down and right was left Wednesday at the state Capitol. You might think that if you witnessed the vote Wednesday afternoon in the […]...

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April 5, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos

Colorado’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, is getting an earful from Colorado education advocates and lawmakers about Betsy DeVos. Bennet sits on the Senate […]...

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January 30, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Conservative education reform has “window of opportunity” in 2017

Equal funding for charter schools failed to gain enough traction in the 2016 legislative session. But Republican state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, who […]...

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December 21, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix
What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado are meeting this week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation. And next year, that […]...

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July 29, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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