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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | May 19, 2015 5:00 AM
After more than two years without an open records policy, an interim policy that requires the Colorado Judicial Branch to release some administrative records went into effect this month.
By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org | May 15, 2015 10:04 AM
Mayoral candidates in Philadelphia want to end state control public schools, while in Washington, D.C., a charter school founder accused of misusing taxpayer money agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit. In Texas, actor Matthew McConaughey charged the University of Houston $135,000 to speak at the graduation ceremony, but university officials can’t explain where the money to pay him is coming from.
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org | May 15, 2015 5:00 AM
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org The 2015 Colorado legislative session was a mixed bag for measure prompted by Watchdog.org investigations. Lawmakers finally clamped down on welfare abuse at casinos, liquor stores and pot shops but failed to bring the Judicial Branch under open records laws. At least four bills, proposed legislation or amendments were prompted by Watchdog.org stories [...]
By Joshua Sharf | Watchdog.org | May 14, 2015 11:37 AM
In a new survey ranking the best high schools nationally, Colorado's charter schools take up more than half of the states' top ten best performing schools.
By Marjorie Haun | Watchdog.org | May 13, 2015 1:09 PM
Coloradans are up in arms over the BLM's proposed plan to close off public routes that are heavily traveled with no clear justification.
By Marjorie Haun | Watchdog.org | May 12, 2015 1:55 PM
A federal judge has sided with a powerful environmental group whose mission is to wipe out coal economies in the Mountain West.
By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org | May 08, 2015 1:19 PM
By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org A Philadelphia school leader used one word to describe the claim that charter schools are promoting racial segregation, and a Milwaukee educator had one word to explain why she came out of retirement to teach at a new charter school. Watchdog.org expounds on both words, along with plenty more on the most interesting [...]
By Marjorie Haun | Watchdog.org | May 06, 2015 10:48 AM
Colorado's economic incentive bill for the state's struggling rural areas is modeled off of New York's costly, underachieving program.
By Joshua Sharf | Watchdog.org | May 05, 2015 12:58 PM
With only two days left in Colorado's 2015 legislative session, a bill that would have given billions to shore up the state's public pensions has died.
By Joshua Sharf | Watchdog.org | May 04, 2015 2:45 PM
Two Democratic officials have been avid supporters of the Export-Import Bank, defending it as benefiting Colorado businesses, but let's look at the numbers.