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Tag Archives: Michael Johnston

Yes on 66: Excellent education for an exceptional state

The measure asks voters to raise $950 million for our public schools, while keeping Colorado’s taxes among the lowest in the country. It’s a no-brainer....

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October 18, 2013 Education, The Blogs

Dems blast bill that would make dramatic changes to Governor’s Energy Office

Two very different energy bills were debated in committees today, with one aimed at making dramatic changes to the Governor’s Energy Office and the other proposing a system by which residential and business property owners can finance energy-efficiency improvement...

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May 2, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Mejia applauds Senate for passage of Asset bill

Mejia applauds Senate for passage of Asset bill

Denver Mayoral Candidate James Mejia today issued a statement in support of SB 126, the Asset Bill which provides undocumented students access to higher education. He called for quick passage of the bill by the Colorado House of Representatives....

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April 19, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Giron, Johnston roll out ASSET bill to provide in-state tuition to undocumented students

Giron, Johnston roll out ASSET bill to provide in-state tuition to undocumented students

State Sens. Michael Johnston, D-Denver, and Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado colleges and universities. Dubbed ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow), the legislation is...

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February 3, 2011 Education, Top Stories

Colorado conservation groups vow to fight rollbacks, advance clean-energy cause

Colorado conservation groups this legislative session are promising to try and hold the line on environmental gains over the past several years while still advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in what they admit will be a challenging fiscal...

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January 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Politics
Bill to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students will be introduced in Colorado

Bill to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students will be introduced in Colorado

State Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, announced today that she will introduce a bill that would grant in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants....

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January 19, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Polis, Johnston named to Time’s 40 under 40

Polis, Johnston named to Time’s 40 under 40

Time Magazine, in its Oct. 25 issue, on sale now, named two Coloradans to its 40 under 40 list of rising political stars. State Sen. […]...

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October 16, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Teacher tenure ‘juggernaut’ bill clears Senate, faces tougher battle in House

Teacher tenure ‘juggernaut’ bill clears Senate, faces tougher battle in House

SB 191, the teacher tenure bill that has divided traditional political allies and made for strange-bedfellows in the State Legislature this session, passed on second […]...

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April 30, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics
More vacancy committees slated for off-session legislative hopefuls

More vacancy committees slated for off-session legislative hopefuls

Michael Johnston's win in the SD 33 vacancy committee election Monday night is just one of a handful of district party gatherings expected within the next few weeks to choose successors for state lawmakers departing for greener pastures. ...

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May 12, 2009 Blog, Politics
Vacancy group picks Obama education advisor Johnston to replace Groff

Vacancy group picks Obama education advisor Johnston to replace Groff

High school principal Michael Johnston, who advised Barack Obama on education policy during his presidential campaign last year, won election at a vacancy committee meeting Monday night in northeast Denver to take the place of Democratic Senate President Peter Groff...

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May 12, 2009 Blog, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Federal Bureau of Land Management wants to move its headquarters to a state out west

“Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation and local officials are welcoming confirmation that came Thursday about the Interior Department’s plans to move the Bureau of Land […]

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