By Arthur Kane | | 14 hours ago | 18
Despite raking in nearly 7 percent more tax revenue on average every year since 2000, Denver taxpayers will again likely be asked to open their checkbooks.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 30, 2015 5:00 AM | 42
Abuses by court-appointed receivers and overseers of probate are a growing problem that one state lawmaker wants to address next year.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 81
The state senator who carried a lobbyist-written bill this session on elderly care changes contends he has no records about his interaction with special-interest lobbyists on the topic, highlighting what critics say is a major problem in legislative transparency.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 22, 2015 5:00 AM | 87
An elderly care nonprofit spent about $150,000 writing a bill and then lobbying for an obscure change in state law that could potentially help the company pull in more Medicaid and Medicare cash.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 16, 2015 5:00 AM | 23
With tens of millions of dollars spent on influencing Colorado legislators each year, lobbyists apparently are good at killing legislation but not nearly as proficient at passing bills, a analysis of 2015 lobbying and legislation results found.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 15, 2015 5:00 AM | 7
Colorado lobbyists are on track for another record year, already raking in as much as $19 million since January, lobbying records show.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 13, 2015 5:00 AM | 86
During the 2015 legislative session, Xcel Energy by far spent the most money of special interests lobbying the Colorado Legislature, state records show. But the public utility, often the sole energy choice for 60 percent of Colorado residents, didn't want to tell the public about its attempts to influence lawmakers.
By Paul Brennan | | Jul 03, 2015 9:00 AM
By Paul Brennan | From Colorado, where a school district won’t say why a cafeteria worker was fired, to Philadelphia, where the city council has no idea how the school district spends its money, it been a generally infuriating week in education news. has it covered. Colorado What really happened in the cafeteria? Cherry Creek Schools are refusing [...]
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 03, 2015 5:00 AM | 13
This Independence Day, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will literally go up in smoke.
By Arthur Kane | | Jul 01, 2015 5:00 AM | 12
Cherry Creek Schools are refusing to release disciplinary records for a food service employee who said she was fired because she gave free food to children who couldn’t afford to pay for school lunch.