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Democrats debut pension reform plan sparing workers from contribution increases

This story was updated on May 1 to include a vote from the House.  Teachers and state workers would be off the hook for propping...

The rally has begun. More schools close their doors tomorrow as...

Teachers dressed in red shirts circled the state Capitol this afternoon, demanding more money for K-12 education and a secure retirement pension. This was...

Colorado state budget clears conference committee, but disagreement remains over how...

This story was updated on May 1 to state that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the state budget into law.  Lobbyists, politicos, aides and interns filled...

Colorado’s 2018 legislative session midyear review: House takes stand on sexual...

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...

Cuts to benefits and bump in worker and taxpayer contributions part...

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...

PERA board change passes Second reading in House

Tempers ran high on the floor of the Colorado House today as members discussed reducing the number of PERA board members selected by employees and replacing them with governor appointees.

Public retirement board votes to oppose Rep. Jim Kerr’s bill

PERA board members voted unanimously last week to oppose legislation that would radically restructure the board. PERA’s executive director, Meredith Williams, said that contrary to some accusations, PERA is one of the leanest run, most efficient programs in the world and that changing the board would have no effect on legislatively mandated benefits.