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Tag Archives: Pera

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 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

Markey challenges Treasurer Stapleton; Quick, Coffman vie to succeed Suthers

Two races on the ballot this year will decide key offices in Colorado: Republican Walker Stapleton is defending his office as state treasurer against Democratic […]...

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November 4, 2014 Just In, Top Stories
Colorado officials clash on how to finance public employee retirement

Colorado officials clash on how to finance public employee retirement

Over the course of his first year in office, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton has targeted the state's public-employee pension plan, known as PERA, underlining its billions of dollars in liabilities and arguing that it should be reworked to...

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March 2, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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Support The Indy at the Denver Press Club with guest bartender Dick Lamm!

Former Colorado Gov. Richard Lamm will return to the Denver Press Club as a guest bartender next Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 […]

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PHOTOS: A Marade in which boots spoke the loudest

Coloradans have been marching in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., for 35 years now. Some “Marades” have been headier than others. Like in 1992 […]

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