Colorado in focus: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, booed at a college commencement and reviled by teacher groups across the nation, found a cozier audience Thursday in Denver at a gathering of conservative thinkers and policy advocates. DeVos garnered two standing ovations from members of the […]

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Colorado in focus: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

ABC 7: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax Bicycles and cars have always had to “share the road.” Soon they could have to share the cost of the road in Colorado. A state senator from Grand Junction has thrown his support behind a bicycle tax after Oregon passed one as part of […]

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Colorado in focus: Denver’s jail population is shrinking and officials hope new practices will hasten the decline

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Denver’s jail population is shrinking and officials hope new practices will hasten the decline Denver’s jail population is on the decline after reaching near-crisis levels last winter, and officials hope that several new practices will continue to reduce the number of people who spend time in the city’s two jails. In February, the Denver […]

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Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado’s resorts, hurting for workers, applaud one-time increase in visas but push for complete overhaul

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Colorado’s resorts, hurting for workers, applaud one-time increase in visas but push for complete overhaul The ski resort industry on Monday celebrated Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s approval of a one-time increase in the number of H-2B visas for seasonal workers, but the bump in temporary employees likely will be gone by the time ski […]

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Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to work in the Civil Rights Movement were shocked to experience denial of justice and […]

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