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Entries from January 2010

Workers can’t ignore cost of PERA ‘fix’

January 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Rescuing the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is nothing new for state lawmakers.  Twice in the last decade, legislators have thrown PERA a lifeline, forcing the state, school districts, local governments and finally even workers to chip in hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the plan afloat. As recently as four years ago, PERA [...]

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Why is Bennet silent on this backroom deal?

January 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

When politicians pick winners and losers, the stench of sleazy backroom deals is inescapable. Colorado’s appointed U.S. Senator, Michael Bennet, has inveighed against special deals, like the ones that purchased the health care votes of Nebraska’s Ben Nelson and Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu.  He also talks often about the need for more competition to control costs. [...]

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Colorado can’t afford another ‘business-friendly’ Democrat

January 18th, 2010 · 11 Comments

After all the Hickenhoopla dies down, Colorado voters may experience a sick feeling of déjà vu as the Denver mayor and Democrat candidate for governor claims that he’s “business friendly.” We’ve been down this campaign trail before, just four years ago, when nice guy Bill Ritter bent over backward to ingratiate himself to every gullible [...]

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