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Paul Lundeen

Paul Lundeen
Paul Lundeen

Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.

The case has cost taxpayers $40,000 and counting, more than half of which was appropriated without necessary lawmaker approval

Politics and Government

Here are the big ideas that Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitched for the 2020 session

The state’s leaders presented their ideas about teen vaping, mental health parity, a public option, teacher bonuses and student debt at an event hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and the University of Denver

Politics and Government

WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session

The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.

Politics and Government

Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

Education

Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

Politics and Government

Four ways that tinkering with Colorado’s school funding formula could impact the state’s districts

Lawmakers are nailing down the first draft of the 25-year-old formula’s proposed makeover, but the push for change is far from complete

Education

35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas

Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close the racial education gap.

Education

Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula

The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.

Education

These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.

Education

If Colorado wants to stop the next school shooting, the state needs to get on the same page, lawmakers say

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, chair of special school-safety committee, sees holes in the current system and wants the state to play a larger role

Politics and Government

The takeaway from Amendment 73’s defeat: Voters won’t throw money into a broken school finance system

“People are keenly aware now more than ever that our school finance model is in crisis.”

Education

Colorado’s school finance system is broken. Is Amendment 73 the answer?

A Colorado Sun analysis of U.S. Census and Colorado school finance data found that today’s system transfers wealth not from the rich to the poor, or from urban areas to rural, but seemingly at random -- and often to the benefit of the state’s wealthiest communities

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