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Colo. lawmakers promoting electronic recycling bill

Colorado lawmakers and the recycling industry are talking about how recycling old computers, televisions and other electronics can create jobs. A bill pending that is now in the state Senate would ban certain electronics from going to a landfill. The Senate has given preliminary approval to the measure, and it faces one final vote before… Continue Reading Colo. lawmakers promoting electronic recycling bill

Teacher tenure rules before CO lawmakers

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New teacher tenure rules proposed for Colorado are getting their first review by state lawmakers who asked for them. A House-Senate panel is meeting Monday afternoon to look at the proposed four-tier review standards for teachers. The state board of education approved the new evaluation standards to decide when teachers get employment protections sometimes called… Continue Reading Teacher tenure rules before CO lawmakers

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New Colo. districts prompt lawmaker moves

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Newly drawn Colorado legislative districts are prompting some lawmakers to leave their seats or enter other contests next year. Democratic Rep. Roger Wilson of Glenwood Springs says he will not seek re-election next year, and Democratic Rep. Andy Kerr of Lakewood announced Monday he will run for a state Senate district in Jefferson County. The… Continue Reading New Colo. districts prompt lawmaker moves

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Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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Congress and the White House face the choice of continued fighting or a shift toward bipartisan bargaining after the Senate voted to kill President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan. They’re likely to do both as they seek to produce results sought by a discontented public while also drawing bright political lines for voters as… Continue Reading Lawmakers, White House regroup on jobs

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Stung by declining revenue and facing a state budget cliff over the next few years, Colorado lawmakers are increasingly turning to philanthropists, hoping someone will bail them out. Continue Reading Colo lawmakers turn to philanthropy for budget

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