Despite a high percentage of college grads living in Colorado, public colleges and universities in the state scramble to find ways to stem rising tuition costs and declining enrollments.
Because of the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights and state law, school districts must levy wildly different tax rates.
Conservative radio hosts, some state lawmakers and religious leaders spoke at the rally, which is one of similar events planned across the country this week.
The governor also says more local law enforcement of immigration could jeopardize trust with communities they police.
As Republicans in Washington move ahead to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a bill from Colorado GOP lawmakers to repeal the state’s health exchange has been introduced — putting the exchange on shaky ground.
Most of the money CDOT uses comes from the gas tax, which doesn’t generate revenue like it used to. So the department is exploring creative new ways to tap into drivers’ pockets.
CPR News reporters, producers and editors reviewed and annotated the governor’s annual State of the State address.
In contrast with national races, the $30 million raised for local Colorado races seems quaint. But dig deeper and you find that one political party has a significant advantage, one that could alter the balance of power.
For Dems, winning control of the Senate will probably mean being in charge of everything that happens at the capitol. Gov. John Hickenlooper is a Democrat and the House is likely to remain in Democratic control. So, Republicans view the Senate as their firewall.
Nineteen of the state legislature’s 49 Republican members signed on to a letter pledging to fully back Donald Trump.