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Gardner Receives Health Care Award from Women’s Group

gardnerAs part of Healthcare Solutions Week, Independent Women’s Voice has presented Representative Cory Gardner with the 2014 Healthcare Leadership Award. He is one of only 15 recipients nationwide. The group says Gardner has been a leader on the issues and in advancing the policies that are essential to truly improving American healthcare. The Independent Continue reading

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Pot at Debate

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZColorado Governor John Hickenlooper says state voters were “reckless” when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago. The governor was asked about legalization during a debate yesterday Continue reading

State’s Economy Growing…Slowly

economyColorado’s economy continued to grow in the past year, but far too many workers are not receiving the benefits of the economic recovery. That’s the key finding in “State of Working Colorado 2014,” the Colorado Center on Law and Policy’s annual analysis of Colorado’s economy. Claire Levy, CCLP’s executive editor, says, Continue reading

CNCC Hosts Meeting on Higher Education

CNCC-3001The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has selected The Keystone Center and Engaged Public to Continue reading

Governor Working on Fracking Compromises

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says resolving land-use conflicts between energy companies and homeowners is one of the Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

CCI Gauging Counties’ Interest in Pay Raises for Elected Officials

pay raiseColorado Counties Incorporated is gauging the interest of County Commissioners throughout the state in giving raises to elected officials.  Elected officials in Colorado have not had their pay raised since 2006.  The CCI sent out a survey to county commissioners asking them how they would feel about pay raises.  There are a few options listed as to how much the raise should be: Continue reading