Joe Neguse, co-founder of the controversial youth-oriented GOTV group New Era Colorado and current Colorado University Board of Regents member, has announced his intention to run for Colorado Secretary of State in 2014. Neguse, a Democrat, serves as a board member of New Era Colorado and created the organization with several other recent college graduates in 2006.
Despite attempts by local union voices to claim that teachers are fleeing Douglas County, the school district announced today that it will hire a projected 150 additional teachers for the coming school year.
In a “do as I say, not as I do” moment, A Whole Lot of People for John Morse, via its Colorado Recall Watch project, is reportedly using voter intimidation tactics against local citizens who signed the official petition to recall Senator Angela Giron (D-Pueblo).
This afternoon, Scott Gessler and the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office deemed sufficient the petition to recall the Democrat state Senator form Pueblo, Angela Giron.
Together for Denver’s Schools, an alleged non-partisan organization, received its top monetary donation from out-of-state New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and had to hire philanthropy experts in order to furnish the group with its volunteers.
Recent rumors have been spread by local media and union sympathizers that the implementation of Colorado’s new teacher evaluation standards have gone awry in Douglas County and that there is now mass exodus of teachers “fleeing” the schools within the Douglas County School District (DCSD).
On Tuesday, the State Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional to forcibly raise taxes in order to garnish and secure more funding for public education in Colorado. Handed down as a 4-2 decision, the high court sided with the State and overturned a 2011 ruling by a Denver district judge in the Lobato v Colorado school funding case. The Supreme Court’s decision against Lobato solidified the legal precedent of local control for schools throughout Coloradoand dealt a blow to judicial activism in the state.
Last week, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper chose to place his stamp of approval on a significant Medicaid expansion plan for the state of Colorado, despite a prominent study released weeks earlier which detailed the failed effects of a nearly identical attempt at Medicaid expansion in nearby Oregon.
Local energy innovation has continued to trump efforts by the Sierra Club and other environmental activists to bring the national “war on coal” to Colorado Springs. Despite multiple attempts by leftist groups over the last year to shutter the downtown Martin Drake coal fired power plant run by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU), the local Neumann System Group (NSG) recently submitted an $18.75 million grant proposal to the Department of Energy that would continue installation of its clean coal scrubber technology at the Drake facility.
Progressive nonprofit Great Education Colorado claims to be the most effective education advocacy group in the state, but less than 30 percent of Great Education’s funding actually finds its way to education campaigns and issues. The small amount spent on education has supported initiatives that would drastically raise taxes on Coloradans.