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Some Denver business leaders are pushing a state budget fix that would ensure a boost in transportation funding and could help to increase education spending simply by moving the six-year-old hospital provider fee out of the general fund into what is know...
 
On Monday, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) closed the Long Bill – the state’s budget for the operations of government, including public higher education. This is the end of many months of work and we are thankful to the JBC member’s for their leadership...
 
A 30 -year old Nebraska man with cystic fibrosis who underwent the state's first double-lung and liver transplant last week is breathing easily, up and walking around, his surgeon at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora said Monday.
 
This week the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) held its Higher Education Figure Setting for the FY 2015-16 (next year’s) budget. The meeting brought good news for higher education funding. What happens at Higher Education Figure Setting? JBC staff...
 
Next week Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia will sit down with the joint House and Senate Education Committees to explain how the General Assembly will fund higher education for the foreseeable future. The conversation will deal with House Bill 14-1319, which changed...
 
A bare, 5-4 majority of the Senate Education Committee on Thursday killed a measure that would have set a 6 percent cap on annual tuition increases by state colleges and universities. Although Senate Bill 15-062 was sponsored by the panel’s senior...
 
The first week and a half of the 70th Colorado General Assembly proved to be active, with legislators proposing several higher education bills and Gov. John Hickenlooper outlining priorities for his second term in the State of the State address, in which...
 
For 8 years now volunteers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have set up a booth for free health screenings. They’ll check body mass index and blood glucose, vision and blood pressure.
 
State lawmakers have introduced a bill that would indefinitely cap tuition increases at 6 percent per year for most Colorado colleges and universities. The bill was introduced by Sen. Andy Kerr and Rep. Brittany Pettersen, both Lakewood Democrats, to help...
 
A bill that would indefinitely extend the current 6 percent cap on annual tuition increases at state colleges and universities was introduced by two Democratic lawmakers Monday.

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