Governor John Hickenlooper swung through Northern Colorado today in what he’s calling a “follow up” to his economic blueprint plan. The blueprint came after Hickenlooper solicited feedback from business leaders in all 64 Colorado counties in his "bottom up" economic development process. It includes six specific goals, including efforts to recruit and retain more businesses.
As part of our series examining the roadblocks in front of clean energy last year, we told you about a popular clean energy loan program in Boulder County that had been abruptly halted as a result of actions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The two mortgage giants had suddenly declared they would not buy home mortgages with so called “PACE” loans attached to them. But a recent court ruling in California might change that, if Congress doesn’t act even sooner.
Both KUNC and I-News, who investigated in collaboration with Education News Colorado, have been reporting on K-12 Online Education in Colorado. The results have been discovery of low graduation rates, lax oversight and a widening achievement gap for those that attend online only schools - and calls for a state audit.