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Colorado ranks 17th in annual tax climate ranking

Colorado finished 17th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Colorado

Mike MacIntyre, head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder, earned $2.88 million in 2018, making MacIntyre the highest-paid public employee in 28th last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Colorado to reach $2 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Colorado arts agencies are projected to reach $2 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 35 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Colorado levies a total tax on lodging of 2.9%

Hotel room bills in Colorado tack on a total state lodging tax of 2.9 percent, the 49th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

38 counties in Colorado are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Thirty-eight counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

4,596 borrowers in Colorado filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Colorado who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 4,596, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$572.4 million in federal research dollars flowed to Colorado in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Colorado totaled $572.4 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Colorado received $6 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $6,016,101 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Colorado, the 23rd highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Karl Honegger Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Colorado state senate candidate, Karl Honegger (district 23), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Colorado 2-year college students pay $4,510 in tuition and fees

Colorado two-year colleges charged students $4,510 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 27th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

7 U.S. House members from Colorado make $174,000 annually

Each of the seven U.S. House of Representatives members representing Colorado draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Colorado 4-year university tuitions jumped 125% over 15 years

Colorado four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,057 in 2004-05 to $11,380 in 2019-20, the third largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Colorado legislators make base salary of $40,242 per year

State lawmakers in Colorado now draw a base salary of $40,242 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 52 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Colorado community college tuitions jumped 50.6% over 15 years

Colorado two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,005 in 2004-05 to $4,525 in 2019-20, the 15th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Colorado governor makes annual salary of $92,700

The governor of Colorado now draws a yearly salary of $92,700, the second lowest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Colorado K-12 schools spent $12.3 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Colorado spent an estimated $12.3 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 3.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Colorado children in foster care numbered 5,542 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Colorado at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 5,542, a 2.8 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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