A bill that took effect July 1 establishes civil liability for school districts that fail to prevent violence on campus or at district activities. But experts say vague language could put the districts at legal risk.
Based on 2014-15 school year data, 96 percent of teachers evaluated received a rating of effective or higher. Almost no school districts had any “ineffective” teachers.
Former Governor Dick Lamm, who sponsored the legislation, says the emotional debate over the abortion issue has remained the same since 1967, but the differences then were less political and more religious than they are now.
Professor John Straayer headed CSU's legislative internship program for 37 years. His students included Cory Gardner, who's now a U.S. senator from Colorado.
Colorado was the first state to significantly loosen 1960s restrictions on legal abortions, six years before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide.
Since he was a freshman lawmaker in 2013, Everett has been the lone no vote on bills dozens of times in the 65-member Colorado House.
And if so, where? Those questions are worth considering in light of the Trump administration's budget proposal.
Of all the bills state lawmakers take up every year, the only one they must pass is the budget — and they have to balance it.
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.