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Colorado K-12 schools paid out $12,026 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Colorado spent $12,026 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 33rd highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

9% of Colorado residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Colorado residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 9 percent of the state’s population, the eighth lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Broomfield mayoral hopeful asks voters to ignore criminal past, promises to “do the right thing” if elected

Kevin Kreeger has spent most of the last month of his campaign for Broomfield mayor trying to explain away the times he has done the wrong thing.

Colorado offers 131 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Colorado number 131, the fifth highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Colorado schools get 49.8% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 50 percent of Colorado public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 18th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

Kreeger activists withdraw support after past indiscretions comes to light

Supporters for Kevin Kreeger, a Broomfield city council member who is running for mayor, have been withdrawing their backing after several incidents from his past have come to light.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Colorado reach $4.7 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Colorado amount to $4.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 22nd highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Colorado averaged $52,701

Teachers’ salaries in Colorado averaged $52,701 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 31st highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Colorado reach $3.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Colorado amount to $3.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 22nd highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Second Chicago arrest and charge found in mayoral candidate's background check

New information has come to light this week regarding Broomfield City Council member and mayoral candidate Kevin Kreeger, with court documents showing that not only was he convicted in 1996 of "patronizing a prostitute," but he was also arrested for assaulting and injuring a police officer two years before in Chicago.

Colorado’s public pensions are 64.4 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Colorado’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 64.4 percent of the total, the 33rd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Colorado reach $13.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Colorado amount to $13.3 billion, the 22nd highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Pueblo’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Colorado

The Pueblo metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Colorado, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Colorado earns grade of D for manufacturing health

Colorado received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Douglas County’s $4,150-per-month cost of living is the highest in Colorado

Residents of Douglas County need to make $4,150 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Colorado.

Colorado’s public pensions are 66.4% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Colorado’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 66.4 percent of the total, the 28th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Colorado disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

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