Highlights and News

Mar 28, 2014

Small numbers, big impact: Investing in adult education

This week, we've talked about some numbers in the Long Bill, the state's budget.

Today, we want to focus on a program that's not in the state budget.

We think legislators must find room for a meaningful investment to boost adult education in Colorado. One glaring reason is that Colorado is the only state in the nation that does not provide state funding for adult education, and we are falling behind.

But a better reason is how that investment will help Coloradans, businesses and our economy.

Mar 27, 2014

Small numbers, big impact: $4 million for senior services

We told you previously that it's all about the Benjamins at the state capitol this week and next.

While the legislators are working through the big numbers in the proposed budget, we wanted to let you know about one of the smaller numbers and talk about its impact on the lives of Coloradans.

One is $4 million, small in comparison to a General Fund budget of $9.3 billion. As it stands now, the Joint Budget Committee has added $4 million for senior services provided by the 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) across the state.

Mar 26, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: Politics kills 'doc fix'

It's amazing how quickly political priorities can overrule good governing. Last month, it seemed that a bipartisan and permanent "Medicare doc fix" was finally in the offing. The fix would replace an existing formula that threatens to impose a 24 percent pay cut on all Medicare doctors starting April 1.(1)

Mar 25, 2014

Crunch time at capitol as lawmakers work on Long Bill

Long Bill chart

It's all about the Benjamins at the state capitol as legislators take up the budget bill, commonly known as the Long Bill (HB14-1336).

Mar 21, 2014

Clock is ticking – don't delay on signing up for insurance

10 days.

That's how long you have to ensure that your loved ones will have access to health care and be protected against financial calamity. If you are already covered, we urge you to share this email with friends and family members.

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