Chris Rork

White House stresses gains for Hispanics at local summit

Special to The Colorado Statesman

As the election year draws near, President Obama has been looking west. He recently visited Colorado twice in the period of a month to promote his reelection and push his policies, and during his last trip, unveiled his student loan program.

Panel recommends large-scale reform

Get rid of Tabor, Amendment 23
Special to The Colorado Statesman

A bipartisan panel comprised of academic, civic and business leaders recommended this week that Colorado dump a constitutional provision that limits state revenue and another that mandates education spending. The University of Denver Strategic Issues Panel on State Government also unveiled proposals to separate funding for state services into individual, dedicated revenue streams, enact a “Taxpayer Value Council” and fund all public schools and colleges through transferable vouchers for students.