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Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Senate Bill would equalize funding for charter schools

Proponents say since charter school students are public school students, and they should have equal access to money collected through property taxes.

By Sherrie Peif · February 10, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Elections, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Uncategorized
Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Trump’s pen tells a story. It seems that in a global, modern world, even when buying American, it’s hard to buy American.

By Jon Caldara · February 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Jon Caldara, National
Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

A bill that will make it more cost effective for Colorado residents to store energy on their property is headed for committee with some unusual alliances.

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Senate Bill 89 a positive step for residential energy storage

Naturally, Xcel opposes anything that threatens its highly profitable Colorado monopoly.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · February 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Senate Bill 5 would ban Colorado’s public colleges from implementing certain time, space and content regulations.

By Sherrie Peif · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Education, Featured, Free Speech, Higher Education, Sherrie Peif
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Reason #7 most Americans don’t ride transit: It doesn’t carry freight

Carrying large packages, suitcases, or shopping bags on transit is awkward at best and impossible at worst.

By Randal O'Toole · February 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
A sign outside a building in the Bennett School District 29J warns visitors that district staff are armed. Bennett is one of a handful of districts across Colorado that now allows its staff members to conceal carry.

Bloomberg money again playing role in Colorado gun-related issues

“These are commonsense laws,” Carno said. “Both of these have that feel of forcing some training, forcing some certification.”

By Sherrie Peif · January 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Original Report, Politics, Right To Arms, Sherrie Peif
Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

There are plenty of issues to report on regarding President Trump and his new administration, but a so-called “gag order” at the EPA isn’t one of them.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · January 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, National
A group of students from Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs cheer for school choice at the School Choice Rally on the West steps of the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2017.

Colorado celebrates school choice week

I had two kids that went through public schools, but they went to two different schools. And they had totally different experiences. What we are trying to do, and what you are doing is empowering that choice. — Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas County).

By Sherrie Peif · January 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif
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Which way will Dems go on state senate energy committee

Nationally, the Steyer wing of the party refuses to give any ground after its humiliating defeat.

By Simon Lomax · January 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Gold Dome