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Tag Archives: Pera

A 2018 legislative session marked by financial challenges amid revenue surplus, sexual harassment scandals

It was a sprint finish to the 2018 legislative session; as lawmakers on the House floor played jeopardy and tossed yo-yos, others were pacing between […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

Colorado lawmakers approve a “painful solution” to unfunded public employee pension plan

When Colorado teachers rallied outside the state Capitol in April, they were asking lawmakers to ensure they have a stable retirement pension, among other demands. […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In

Democrats debut pension reform plan sparing workers from contribution increases

This story was updated on May 1 to include a vote from the House.  Teachers and state workers would be off the hook for propping […]...

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May 1, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

The rally has begun. More schools close their doors tomorrow as teachers take to the state Capitol.

Teachers dressed in red shirts circled the state Capitol this afternoon, demanding more money for K-12 education and a secure retirement pension. This was day […]...

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April 26, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […]...

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April 18, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado’s 2018 legislative session midyear review: House takes stand on sexual harassment

Inside the chamber of Colorado’s House of Representatives, disheveled stacks of paper are piling up on the desks of lawmakers. It’s one sign of the […]...

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March 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Cuts to benefits and bump in worker and taxpayer contributions part of PERA reform proposal

Public workers would be required to pay a little more toward their retirement as part of a long-awaited reform package unveiled by lawmakers on Wednesday […]...

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March 7, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper delivers final State of the State address

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address on Thursday, laying out his priorities for the homestretch of his eight-year tenure while […]...

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January 11, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]...

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January 5, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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