The sign on Colorado PERA headquarters in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver on Sept. 18, 2018. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

PERA’s latest fix is stronger than the last one, but longer-living retirees, future downturns could still pose risk

One big assumption — the actual amount of unfunded liability — could have a $25 billion difference depending on the school of accounting thought applied.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Voter guide: Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on Colorado issues

Ahead of the state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday, the Democratic candidates talk health care, marijuana, education, public land and beer

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.