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PERA’s low returns call for changes to the system

Starting now, we can begin to move the investment risk back where it lies for the rest of us: to the employee.

By Joshua Sharf · July 19, 2016 · 0 comments · debt, Joshua Sharf, PERA, Politics, Taxes
Ponderosa High School students protest over the loss of teachers they believe have left the district because of too little pay and too many mandates.

Report: Student had multiple options to reach larger audience; student determined to protest

During their 90-minute conversation, Silverthorn and Reynolds again suggested a school-wide assembly to reach more students and have a productive exchange of ideas. Davis refused.

By Sherrie Peif · July 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Douglas County, Education, Politics
Blake: The ‘classical liberalism’ of Bill Armstrong

Blake: The ‘classical liberalism’ of Bill Armstrong

“We must be scrupulous, always scrupulous, in our protection of the rights of those who disagree with us.”

Colorado’s business community defends energy sector, state economy against the far left

Colorado’s business community defends energy sector, state economy against the far left

If the anti-energy agenda becomes the law of the land in Colorado, the damage to the energy sector will just be the beginning. A new report shows every business and every household will feel the impacts and the entire state economy will struggle.

By Simon Lomax · July 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Elections, Energy, Environment, Politics
Bring greater financial transparency to Colorado schools

Bring greater financial transparency to Colorado schools

Taxpayers, parents, and policymakers deserve to know how money is being used in Colorado schools—and how much of that money is making its way to classrooms.

By Evan Yoo · July 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, Politics, Taxes
Targeting climate speech: Colorado group strikes back as liberal AGs stumble

Targeting climate speech: Colorado group strikes back as liberal AGs stumble

A crackdown in the name of climate change can soon expand “to a whole host of issues,” warns the Mountain States Legal Foundation. “What issue will some other attorney general decide is an abuse of your First Amendment rights that needs to be punished or restrained?”

By Simon Lomax · July 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Energy, Environment, Free Speech, National, Politics
Transportation planners show ignorance, anti-auto bias over self-driving cars

Transportation planners show ignorance, anti-auto bias over self-driving cars

The conflict between the planning vision and what people wanted is the real “trap” cities fell into in the last century.

By Randal O'Toole · July 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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California billionaire Tom Steyer boosts spending, gives to Democrats in battle for state legislature

Steyer has boosted his field spending in Colorado and made personal contributions to Democrats in key state legislative races.

By Simon Lomax · July 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
Blake: Glenn’s Victory Proves Old Political Truths

Blake: Glenn’s Victory Proves Old Political Truths

Darryl Glenn’s victory in the Republican Senate primary validates some satisfying old political truths in Colorado, such as: — The caucus system makes it possible for qualified but underfunded candidates to get ahead. — Political virginity may be advertised as a virtue but voters prefer office-seekers with at least slightly rounded heels. — Wealthy businessmen with political ambitions who want […]

By Peter Blake · June 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Peter Blake, Politics
Sen. Cooke’s Letter to UNC President Kay Norton

Sen. Cooke’s Letter to UNC President Kay Norton

I am both astonished at and disappointed by what is happening at my alma mater the University of Northern Colorado. It appears UNC leadership has decided that so-called “tolerance and diversity” is justification for intolerance and intimidation. I am referring to the recent poster campaign, your chilling “Bias Response Team,” and your willingness to censor free speech on campus.

By Sen. John Cooke · June 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Free Speech