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1 year 4 months ago

Transportation officials check state network gaps

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation is launching its first comprehensive transit review that will attempt to create a complete picture of existing local systems, future needs and gaps in service. Funding isn't available to create a complete statewide transit system, so transportation leaders are instead working...

1 year 4 months ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

1 year 6 months ago

School funding overhaul passes education committee

An ambitious overhaul to how Colorado handles school funding has advanced another step in the state legislature. The House Education Committee voted seven to six late Monday for a sweeping overhaul. It addresses years of unequal pupil funding and a school-finance system that doesn't accommodate education reforms made in recent...

2 years 7 months ago

Fort Lyon Receives Funding

Fort Lyon is slated to receive $5 million from the mortgage settlement funds as announced this morning by the governor. The news is very welcome to the small community of Las Animas. As we've been reporting, the closure of the prison has forced some 200 employees to commute, some...

2 years 11 months ago

Education cuts hitting home

Classroom in Colorado Springs School District 11 will be empty next week as employees take their two mandatory furlough days this year. Glen Gustafson, D11's chief financial office, says all of the furloughs are happening during Thanksgiving week to minimize the impact on the community. "We know that this...

2 years 11 months ago

Mayor calls for end to DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers. The mayor says he came to the decision...

2 years 11 months ago

CO lawmakers want lottery ticket for veterans

DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would create a lottery ticket aimed at raising funds for veterans' services. Republican Rep. Marsha Looper and Democratic Sen. Suzanne Williams will be speaking Saturday at the state Capitol about the legislation they plan to introduce when the Legislature...

2 years 11 months ago

Area schools eyeing more budget cuts

It seems another, deeper round of budget cuts are on the horizon for Colorado Springs schools. On Tuesday voters across the state defeated Proposition 103, which would have raised sales and income taxes to help fund schools. District 11 CFO Glenn Gustafson says cuts in his district will be steep....

3 years 1 month ago

Colo. school funding trial wrapping up in Denver

DENVER (AP) - Attorneys representing Colorado in a lawsuit over how it funds education say the plaintiffs want a utopia not required by the state constitution. But lawyers representing parents and 21 school districts contended Friday that the state's method of funding education is irrational and leaves poor students at...

3 years 1 month ago

Feds announce funding for Denver rail lines

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has signed an agreement committing $1.03 billion in federal funds for two planned light rail lines in Denver. One line will link downtown to Denver International Airport. The other will link downtown to the northwest suburbs of Arvada and Wheat Ridge....

3 years 4 months ago

State seeking education grants

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's governor says state educators have "every intention" of seeking new education grants announced Wednesday by the federal government. The $500 million grant competition announced Wednesday aims to do away with an uncoordinated system of preschool programs. Colorado and eight other states that unsuccessfully sought grants through...

4 years 3 months ago

Local district make capital funding list

Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board recommends 46 Grants Totaling $252 Million To State Board of Education The Colorado Public School Capital Construction Assistance Board met this week to review and select cash and lease-purchase grant applications to recommend to the state board of education for award from the...

4 years 4 months ago

House Democrats pad war funding bill

Democrats controlling the House are seeking to pad President Barack Obama's war funding request with $23 billion to help school districts avoid teacher layoffs. They're also pressing for $6 billion to make up for a funding shortfall in Pell grants for low-income college students and lesser amounts to hire...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado space funding in limbo

As the 26th National Space Symposium kicks off in Colorado Springs this week, there are a lot of questions surrounding government funding... or lack of funding for space projects. "The recent budget proposal from the Obama administration proposes canceling the Constellation which is the program that was supposed to replace...

4 years 6 months ago

Weatherizing program slow to start

President Barack Obama's program to install weather-tight windows and doors is off to a slow start. After a year, the $5 billion program has retrofitted a fraction of the homes expected and created far fewer construction jobs than anticipated. It has retrofitted a little more than 30,000 homes, about 5...

4 years 6 months ago

Community centers to stay open

The Colorado Springs City Council has given preliminary approval to a funding plan for the rest of 2010 for the Deerfield Hills, Hillside, and Meadows Park community centers, Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, Therapeutic Recreation programs for youth, and community sports programs for at-risk youth. The plan still must be...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado Springs gets federal grants

The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded three federal grants totaling almost $600,000. The money will be used for projects that will help local school children walk and bicycle safely to school. Three projects will be completed with the funds: 1. S. Circle Drive Sidewalk Improvements Phase...

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