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Trump budget could impact nearly 14,000 environmental workers in Colorado

The Trump administration released its budget proposal Thursday, after sending clear signals that proposed defense spending will swell and non-defense budgets – particularly of...

House slashes from hospitals, roads and ed to balance budget

“We pulled off some miracles!” That was the claim this morning by the Joint Budget Committee, after the House gave final approval to the 2016-17...

Rural school districts struggle to survive funding cuts

There are roughly two dozen students left in the Agate School District, on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. All but eight are in middle school or...

Ritter’s office rejects McInnis call to ‘de-unionize’ state workers

DENVER - Speaking at a conservative confab over the weekend, gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis renewed his calls to end a 2007 executive order signed by Gov. Bill Ritter allowing state workers to form employee partnerships.

As states slash public sector, Washington reluctant to act

For tens of thousands of the nation's teachers, it is the start of an endless summer. In the past month, the Los Angeles Unified School District has sent pink slips to 693 employees. The Detroit school system has laid off 1,983 teachers, including Michigan’s 2007 teacher of the year. And Greensboro, N.C., has received national attention for firing or reassigning more than 500 teachers in a district serving just 71,000 students.

Fiscal hawk Schultheis: Cut preschools, pay lawmakers

Colorado Springs self-described fiscal hawk Sen. Dave Schultheis voted yesterday not to cut lawmaker pay. He says he knows some of these public...