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”

Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA) of which CAR is a member, has not introduced its package of bills yet. Unfortunately, there are a few minor issues still being negotiated but the hope is to get the bill package introduced before the legislative session ends next week. The Legislative Police Committee voted to support conceptually oneContinue reading “Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update”

Colorado: Governor’s Transportation Funding Idea in Peril

Observers say Senate Republicans will not support Governor Hickenlooper’s proposal to make the Hospital Provider Fee (HPF) an enterprise fund so that the HPF doesn’t count against the TABOR cap. The GOP is trying to pander to its most conservative members, who oppose anything that they say sidesteps TABOR. This is unfortunate because the HPFContinue reading “Colorado: Governor’s Transportation Funding Idea in Peril”

Boulder: Commissioners Put 2 Measures on the Ballot

The County expects that by the end of 2014 it will spend a total of nearly $80 million on flood-related projects. Over the next 5 years, it is anticipated that a total of $217 million will be spent on recovery, with the vast majority being spent on major repairs to public infrastructure. Officials estimate thereContinue reading “Boulder: Commissioners Put 2 Measures on the Ballot”