Sun February 13, 2011

KUNC's Government and You Series

Creative Commons

Budget cuts at the State Capitol this year are going to impact everyone. KUNC's Erin O'Toole speaks with KUNC News Director Brian Larson about our newly launched "Government and You" series.


Fri February 11, 2011

Capitol Conversation

Creative Commons

Several high profile bills have died with barely a whimper at the state legislature. Sponsors are pulling controversial measures before they even get a hearing.

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Wed February 9, 2011

Republicans Will Have New Leadership with Wadhams Departure

Dick Wadhams
Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republicans will have a new state party leader after chair Dick Wadhams unexpectedly dropped out of the running for a third term this week.

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Tue February 8, 2011

Higher Ed Cuts Prompt Budget Reform Calls

University of Colorado Junior Corey Wiggins juggles his studies with two jobs to afford his rising tuition.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado ranks near the bottom nationally for higher education funding. And colleges and universities are bracing for yet another round of deep budget cuts.  It’s thought that most could see anywhere from a 15-20% cut later this spring, as federal stimulus money that had staved off layoffs and further tuition increases runs out. 

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Mon February 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch Invites Himself To Tea Party Town Hall

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has long been considered one of Capitol Hill's staunchest conservatives, and that despite his famous long-time friendship with the Senate's late liberal lion, Edward Kennedy.

But there are those in the Tea Party movement who see Hatch as suspect. Thus, a potential primary fight looms for Hatch because he supported, among other things, the bank bailouts in 2008.

So Hatch is courting the Tea Party in an attempt to avoid the fate of his one-time Senate colleague, also from Utah, Robert Bennett who lost his seat to Tea Party favorite, Sen. Mike Lee.

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