Tag Archives: Pera

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

Retirees shoulder a $15 billion reduction in PERA liabilities

Executives are celebrating that Colorado’s state pension fund has reduced its enormous liabilities by $15 billion. Good news, right? Unless you’re a retiree, in which […]...

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December 11, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Thunderdome 2015 : Media spotlight vs. election-politics ‘strategery’

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Second try $20M Denver Schools bill survives kill committee

In a near-overnight partisan flip-flop, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted 3-2 today to pass a second effort at adjusting the amount of money Denver Public […]...

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May 5, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate Republicans bury windfall $20M per year for Denver public schools

Denver public schools Wednesday afternoon lost $20 million a year that would have funneled directly into classrooms. The windfall would have come without lawmakers passing […]...

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April 30, 2015 Just In, The Mix

#Coleg Notebook: Cyber-bullying prevention; paring down PERA

House supports digital bullying prevention bill “Everyone hates you.” “You are fat, pathetic and you mean nothing.” “You should just go kill yourself.” “These kinds […]...

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February 13, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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The Home Front: In immigration meeting with Trump, Colorado sheriff asks for federal funds to ‘indemnify sheriffs when sued by the ACLU’

“Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith was among a small group of law enforcement officials invited to the White House on Tuesday to speak about immigration […]

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