You'll notice two things when you walk in to Justin Shue's 5th grade class at Goodnight Elementary in the Pueblo City School District.
First, his kids don't stay seated for very long. "Students when the come to school they want to move and they want to talk," Shue explains.... more »
DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on... more »
DENVER (AP) - State Senate President Brandon Shaffer says he's tired of Colorado being a test lab for proposed constitutional amendments pushed by special interest groups around the country, and he wants to raise the bar.
Colorado's constitution has been amended over 50 times in the last 30 years.... more »
Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce says a complaint filed with the secretary of state's office that ties him to three anti-tax measures is frivolous and meant to scare people into voting against them.
The Denver Post reports the complaint filed Monday by a coalition opposed to Amendments 60, 61, and... more »
Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing.
To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet.
Early voting starts Monday.
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Colorado lawmakers, firefighters, school officials and children's organizations are gathering to speak out against three tax-limiting initiatives on the November ballot.
Tuesday's rally at the state Capitol is being organized by opponents from Every Child Matters and Tennyson Center for Children. They say the initiatives will be harmful to... more »
Colorado's best-known tax-basher has the government in fits again.
Douglas Bruce has been given a second delay in the contempt-of-court charge against him. The Colorado Springs man was in court Wednesday to answer contempt charges after being accused of avoiding subpoenas in a lawsuit over three tax-cutting proposals on... more »
Dozens of people opposed to three ballot measures designed to cut taxes rallied in Colorado Springs Wednesday.
Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101 are championed by proponents of small government. Amendment 60 would limit property taxes. Amendment 61 would halt most government borrowing. Proposition 101 would cut taxes... more »
The sponsors of three tax-cutting proposals have appealed a judge's order that they must disclose who contributed money and help to get the measures on the November ballot.
The appeal filed last week with the Colorado Court of Appeals accuses the administrative law judge who oversaw the case and... more »
State senators have approved a proposed $18.2 billion budget for next year and sent it back to the House for consideration of amendments.
The Senate voted Friday to support the budget, which is expected to go to a conference committee. The budget includes $9.4 million to open a solitary... more »