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How to fund education? Unity and brinksmanship

Senate lawmakers on the left and right came together Thursday to fund more schools in Denver, passing Senate Bill 256. It was a remarkable feat but it may be overshadowed by the big-time poker game the Joint Budget Committee began dealing out Wednesday, which could cost already strapped higher education in the state roughly $400 million. The committee threatened to cut $300 million in state funds, which would automatically disqualify Colorado for $100 million more in federal stimulus cash.

Latino Activists “Forging the Future”

Former State Senator Polly Bacca lamented about conditions a number of undocumented workers face. "Some are no better than slaves on a plantation," she...