Using a recently developed measurement of poverty, the Census Bureau estimates that Colorado had 695,000 individuals living in poverty in 2012.
That number is based on the bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which is more comprehensive than the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), the government's official measure of poverty. The formula for the FPL was developed in the early 1960s and has seen few changes since then.
The Greeley Tribune posed the question: "In the wake of the defeat of Amendment 66, where do we go now on education funding?" The paper asked the Bell, a supporter of the amendment, to answer the question from that perspective. An opponent of the amendment wrote a companion piece (link below).
Buchanan: We must build 21st century education system that serves all