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Conservative enters Thompson School District race

Aimie Randall, the new conservative candidate, announced her intention to run for the district’s school board, seeking to fill outgoing conservative board member Donna Rice’s seat.

By Complete Colorado · July 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Thompson
Jeffco recallers start robocalls

Jeffco recallers start robocalls

Moving so quickly into the campaign expense of issuing robocalls dovetails with the notion that the recall effort needs to submit their petitions quickly.

By Todd Shepherd · July 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Elections, Jeffco, Taxes
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Note to health reformers: Selling the same thing for a different price is normal market behavior

Understanding the price of ketchup may go a long way towards explaining why mainstream health care reformers gives such bad reform advice.

By Linda Gorman · July 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Blog note, Health Care, Linda Gorman, Obamacare, Politics
Jeffco teacher ‘exodus’ vastly overstated, exaggerated

Jeffco teacher ‘exodus’ vastly overstated, exaggerated

The increase in teacher departures coincides with a steadily improving economy and fewer teacher candidates coming out of college. Jeffco’s current teacher turnover is in line with historical trends, slightly below state average.

By Sherrie Peif · July 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Jeffco, Open Records
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Supreme Court’s TABOR ruling good news for Colorado taxpayers

Colorado needs to be free of a meritless lawsuit that has already lasted far too long.

By Rob Natelson · July 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Constitutional Law, Politics, Rob Natelson, TABOR, Taxes
Nederland’s bag tax disguised as a ‘fee’ violates TABOR

Nederland’s bag tax disguised as a ‘fee’ violates TABOR

Nederland recently became the latest local government to enact a new tax in violation of the Colorado Constitution by disingenuously calling it a “fee.”

By Mike Krause · July 12, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Durango, Ft. Collins, Mike Krause, Nederland, TABOR, Taxes
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Blake: One TABOR loss could mean another TABOR victory

The NFIB asks the court to enjoin the secretary of state from assessing business and licensing charges that aren’t “reasonably related” to business.

By Peter Blake · July 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Blaine Amendment harms education choice and opportunity in Colorado

Blaine Amendment harms education choice and opportunity in Colorado

For the sake of freedom, peace, and unity, it is time for Blaine to go.

By Neal McCluskey · July 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Gold Dome, Politics
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Jeffco superintendent — state’s largest school boss — making less than 10 of his cohorts, $15,000 more than predecessor

The rhetoric that has been the Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA)’s main talking point since McMinimee was hired more than a year ago has been repeated so many times that no one questions it anymore.

By Sherrie Peif · July 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Featured, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, PERA, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Vandals tag small Denver Police memorial sign

Vandals tag small Denver Police memorial sign

The tagging could be simple graffiti. Or it could be a smaller symbol that reflects lingering tensions between some persons or some individual and the police.

By Todd Shepherd · July 7, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Blog note, Criminal Justice, Uncategorized