Home » Posts tagged with » Colorado (Page 23)

Colorado’s workers are paying a higher share of health insurance premiums than their counterparts in the rest of the nation. The Colorado Division of Insurance released its annual report this week, and reported that while premiums in Colorado mirror increases nationwide, employees shoulder more of the payment than the national average. More Coloradans were also… Continue Reading Colorado workers pay higher share of premiums

Continue reading …

Worker’s comp insurer issues dividends

Comments Off

Colorado worker’s compensation insurer Pinnacol Assurance is issuing its sixth consecutive general dividend. This year, $47.5 million will be distributed to more than 52,000 qualifying businesses — roughly 86 percent of policyholders — throughout the state. With the 2010 declaration, Pinnacol has now returned nearly $400 million in general dividends to Colorado businesses. The average… Continue Reading Worker’s comp insurer issues dividends

Continue reading …

Marijuana dispensaries get reprieve

Comments Off

Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposed ban on medical marijuana dispensaries as they seek ways to regulate the booming industry. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee killed a proposal Monday from Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe that would have asked voters to ban dispensaries and allow only individuals to provide medical marijuana to patients. The decision came… Continue Reading Marijuana dispensaries get reprieve

Continue reading …

Colo. lawmakers gear up for redistricting

Comments Off

Colorado lawmakers are hoping to avoid the chaos that erupted in 2001 when the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-dominated Senate failed to agree on Colorado’s new congressional district. In 2002, a Denver District Court judge drew his own congressional map, saying lawmakers failed to do their jobs. In 2003, Republicans changed the law, telling courts how… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers gear up for redistricting

Continue reading …

Drug company pays state to settle lawsuit

Comments Off

Alpharma will pay Colorado more than $79,000 as its part of a multi-state settlement against the pharmaceutical company for fraudulent Medicaid claims. The total settlement equals $19.2 million for states involved in the suit and the federal government. The allegations are that the company submitted false claims for the drug Kadian, a painkiller intended for… Continue Reading Drug company pays state to settle lawsuit

Continue reading …

Colorado student test model catching on

Comments Off

Arizona and Indiana have signed on to use the Colorado Growth Model for monitoring student achievement. Colorado Department of Education officials said the states signed formal agreements to use the online data tool that measures individual student and group progress from year to year. The goal of the program is to implement a single system… Continue Reading Colorado student test model catching on

Continue reading …

West ranks among the happiest

Comments Off

Go West! At least, if you want to be happy. According to the latest reports from Gallup-Healthways, the city with the highest happiness index is Boulder, Colo. Hawaii earned the happiest state award, based on 350,000 surveys completed during 2009. The report is a compilation of 42 core questions designed by economists, psychologists and health… Continue Reading West ranks among the happiest

Continue reading …

Aurora is 16 percent smaller than Colorado Springs, but its budget is 35 percent higher. That’s the discovery from a Colorado Open Record Act request with the City of Aurora, filed by Citizens for Responsible Aurora Government. Some of the data received is already raising eyebrows among the Denver suburb’s residents and points to the… Continue Reading Springs’ budget lean compared to Aurora

Continue reading …

Animal research grants announced

Comments Off

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer $24 million in grants for research and development organizations focused on animal health, reproduction, breeding, genetics and nutrition. The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative includes four major programs: animal reproduction; animal genome, genetics and breeding; animal growth and nutrient utilization and integrated solutions for animal agriculture. The department… Continue Reading Animal research grants announced

Continue reading …

Merrill Lynch settles with securities division

Comments Off

Merrill Lynch agreed to stop using unlicensed brokers to sell securities in Colorado and to establish a trade monitoring system that makes sure its salespeople are licensed in the state. The agreement is part of a settlement between the brokerage firm and the Colorado Division of Securities, after the division claimed the firm allowed their… Continue Reading Merrill Lynch settles with securities division

Continue reading …