Kyle Forti

Colorado | Media

Rumors Surrounding DougCo Teachers Put To Rest

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).

Colorado | Policy

Lobato School Funding Case Decision A Victory For Local Control

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.

Colorado | Policy

A Turing Point for Colorado Springs Energy Innovation

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.

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