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A 2020 legislative session that lawmakers called “painful,” “unusual and unique” and “frustrating” ended June 15 with some major accomplishments but with the passage of other bills that placed new restrictions and financial impositions on businesses. The legislature opened Jan. 8 and suspended its session March 14 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They reconvened May […]

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The Colorado House has passed legislation to raise minimum pay from $20 a day to $88 a day for state military forces when they’re called to serve during emergencies. SB20-091, sponsored by Representative Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs), passed March 2 by a vote of 61-0 and now awaits the governor’s signature. “When our state’s military […]

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By Regan Foster A first-in-the-state partnership between Harrison School District 2, Pikes Peak Community College and a pair of private foundations sets a precedent for closing the opportunity gap that other Colorado districts could follow. That was the verdict from Gov. Jared Polis, following a Dec. 3 tour of Harrison High School and a briefing on […]