Last July, we detailed a plan to privatize the Boulder Turnpike -- a deal the Colorado Department of Transportation supports under the theory that it will help finance U.S. 36 improvements much more quickly than if only public funds are used. The folks with Boulder's Drive SunShine Institute couldn ... More >>
The four candidates supportive of Denver Public Schools' brand of education reform swept the school board election yesterday. Barbara O'Brien, Rosemary Rodriguez, Mike Johnson and Landri Taylor will fill the four open slots on a seven-member board that has been characterized by clashes between its r ... More >>
April Fool's Day jokes often seem funnier to those pulling them than they do to their targets. That was undoubtedly the case for bogus letters claiming that Xcel Energy would be cutting off anyone who voted to end Boulder's relationship with the power supplier.
A broad proposal by the country's largest private prison company to buy up and privatize state prisons has been met with a stiff rebuke from the American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of justice policy and religious groups, who are urging all fifty state governors to reject the company's "in ... More >>
Tambor Williams.Dan Maes will announce his lieutenant governor pick at noon today -- and the choice will reportedly be Tambor Williams. In some respects, Williams fits the lieutenant governor wish list of Northern Colorado Tea Party director Lesley Hollywood, given her experience as a four-t ... More >>
La Alma Recreation CenterTonight's Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting at 6 p.m. at La Alma Recreation Center, 1325 West 11th Avenue, has nothing to do with La Alma itself, at least according to the agenda. No, it's just the board's regular monthly meeting, at which members a ... More >>
As Denver struggles to close its budget gap, ideas are flying. In his monthly e-mail to constituents, Doug Linkhart, an at-large member of Denver City Council, offers this: "How can a bunch of quarters help fill our $120 million budget gap? By doing what Chicago recently did, and letting some ... More >>
Colorado was all over the April 15 Frontline—not that the show was about Colorful Colorado, but our state had a lot to do with the program itself. Denverite T.R. Reid, who lists among his many credits a stint as the Denver Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, wrote and hosted this program, which ... More >>
RTD's buses keep rolling, but sometimes it's hard to tell where they're going.
The buck stops here for a company running RTD's privatized routes.
The wheels on the bus go round and round as RTD struggles to find a competent contractor.
The state's treatment of the developmentally disabled isn't broken. So why does Colorado want to fix it?
Denver Public Schools considers privatizing its health and social services.
At RTD, it's pay as you go. And pay and pay.
SEEKING TO CUT COSTS, RTD CONSULTS A LEADING CRITIC OF TRANSIT UNIONS, PUBLIC SUBSIDIES--AND EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECTS.