Tag Archives: education

Governor Signs Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year, which includes money for taxpayer refunds and more funding for education, has become official. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the budget Friday afternoon. The refunds are required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the state’s revenue exceeds the rate of population growth Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading

Club 20 Identifies Top Ten Issues for Session

club 20-229Club 20 held their informational meeting and county caucuses in Craig Thursday. During the meeting the group identified their Top Ten issues they would like the state legislature to take up during the next Continue reading

State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading

State Launches Pot Information Web Site

MARIJUANA-300The State of Colorado has launched a new website to answer common questions about the legalization of adult use of retail marijuana and the health impacts related to marijuana use.  The website features current, research-based information and resources from the Colorado departments of Continue reading

Lawmakers Set to Wrap Up Education Funding Before Session Ends

school-fundingLawmakers have only three more days to get things done during their 120-day session. They have a lot of things to finish before the final gavel hits before midnight Wednesday.  Before they wrap up for the year, lawmakers still have to pass one of the most crucial pieces of legislation they decide annually: How to fund public schools. This year, with extra Continue reading