Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®, Govt - State of Colorado

Public School Funding in Colorado

  Unfortunately, like most key issues, K-12 funding has become partisan. Often it comes down to a debate centered on whether more funding creates better schools. I want to avoid that particular topic here. It is clear from the November ballot that our school districts believe they need more money to provide a quality education.… Continue reading Public School Funding in Colorado

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Thompson District Ballot Measure(s) Likely

It is likely that voters in the Thompson School District will consider one or more ballot measures this fall, according to Superintendent Stan Scheer. The District’s Master Plan Committee has proposed a list of projects known collectively as Thompson Reinvented. The District’s population is growing and new schools will be needed to keep up with demand.… Continue reading Larimer County: Thompson District Ballot Measure(s) Likely

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Income Tax Increase for Education Could Be on Fall Ballot

A campaign to gather signatures for a November ballot proposal is underway to put a measure on the fall ballot to raise $950 million for public education. The Colorado Education Association said it began collecting signatures on June 14, after it got packets with the state-approved language that would be proposed for the ballot. Colorado… Continue reading Income Tax Increase for Education Could Be on Fall Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

2013 State Legislature Features Many New Faces

A record 34 new members were sworn into the House and Senate. Some 8 of these are transfers from the House to the Senate, but regardless there are a lot of new faces, names and players at the Capitol to get to know. Adding to this challenge will be a virtually new roster of members… Continue reading 2013 State Legislature Features Many New Faces

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado, Uncategorized

Nonpartisan Board Pushes for Major Reforms

The Board of TBD Colorado says Colorado's path is “unsustainable” without major fiscal and constitutional reforms. TBD had been formed by Gov. Hickenlooper to seek broad civic engagement within the state. In a recent report, TBD’s Board argued that the Taxpayer’s Bill of rights, the Gallagher Amendment and Amendment 23 “have constrained flexibility of elected… Continue reading Nonpartisan Board Pushes for Major Reforms