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Cybersecurity, teacher shortage addressed in busy legislative session
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Cybersecurity, teacher shortage addressed in busy legislative session

May 9 marked the end of the Legislature’s four-month session, one that saw the introduction of a record 800 bills introduced at the Capitol. The session also...
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What’s changing in PERA?
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What’s changing in PERA?

In an effort to shore up PERA, the state’s pension system, the Legislature passed SB18-200 late on May 9, the last day of the session. CU has more than 8,600...
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Regents honored at Capitol
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Lawmakers pay tribute to regents

State Sen. Kevin Priola led an effort to recognize Regents Kyle Hybl and Stephen Ludwig and Regent Emeritus Steve Bosley. From left: Ludwig, Bosley, Priola and...
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State budget with boost for CU advances at Capitol
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State budget with boost for CU advances at Capitol

The Joint Budget Committee last week advanced a state budget that includes a 10 percent increase in funding for the University of Colorado – a request Gov...
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Proposed CU budget: salary merit pool, low tuition increases
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Proposed CU budget: salary merit pool, low tuition increases

CU’s proposed 2018-19 budget includes minimal tuition increases and a 3 percent salary merit pool that is consistent with the governor’s state budget request...
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CU Advocates Day at the State Capitol
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Summit of leaders – and a call to action – at CU Advocacy Day

Gov. John Hickenlooper addresses the audience at Tuesday's CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol. (All photos by Trevr Merchant) Tuesday’s CU Advocacy Day at the...
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'Early Career Scientist Day' brings statewide researchers together

'Early Career Scientist Day' brings statewide researchers together

More than 50 researchers greeted Colorado lawmakers entering the Capitol building on Jan. 19, with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of research...
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Media requests mean potential exposure of salary details

Because of media inquiries that follow recent changes to Colorado open-records law, faculty and staff of the University of Colorado could potentially see...
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Legislature 2017: Funding increase for higher ed; hospital provider fee eases budget pressure
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Legislature 2017: Funding increase for higher ed; hospital provider fee eases budget pressure

Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado Joining Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signing of Senate Bill 297 at CU Boulder are, from left, Frances Draper, Tanya...
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Backed by CU, contract flexibility bill signed into law
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Backed by CU, contract flexibility bill signed into law

Joined by CU Goverment Relations team members and state leaders, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signs the CU-backed S.B. 17-041 into law. Gov. John...
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CU Advocacy Day 2017
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CU community celebrates successes, eyes challenges at Capitol

Faculty, staff and students from across the University of Colorado came together with state leadership and members of the CU Advocates – the grassroots network...
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Lawmakers begin work for 2017
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Lawmakers begin work for 2017

Proposed changes to laws affecting higher education employment contracts and tuition classification for Olympic athletes are the first measures being supported...
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Capitol to host CU Advocacy Day Jan. 31
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Capitol to host CU Advocacy Day Jan. 31

The 2017 edition of CU Advocacy Day is set for Jan. 31 at the Capitol, with a schedule that includes appearances by Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Donna...
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State lawmaker honored by University of Colorado Cancer Center

State lawmaker honored by University of Colorado Cancer Center

State Senator Pat Steadman came to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus expecting some cake and punch and a tour of the University of Colorado...
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Legislative wrap-up: CU initiatives fare well; hospital provider fee change proves elusive

The 2016 Colorado legislative session came to an end May 11 after 120 days, with results bringing largely positive news for the University of Colorado and...
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Senate to consider hospital provider fee change

Colorado lawmakers in the House last week approved House Bill 16-1420, aimed at making a change to the hospital provider fee in order to help higher education...
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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed
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State budget advances

The state Legislature on Friday made official its OK of the 2016-17 budget, which now advances to Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.
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Modest tuition increases include new four-year guarantee at CU-Boulder
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Regents unanimously approve faculty, staff salary increases

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a base-building 2 percent salary pool for CU-Boulder, CU Colorado Springs and CU...
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As lawmakers assemble, budget uncertainty looms for CU
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Changes to state budget, new bills bring good news for CU

This week’s introduction of the 2016-17 Long Bill – the state’s proposed budget – brought with it unexpectedly good, welcome news for higher education and the...
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Regents to receive trio of budget options this month; Faculty Council meeting roundup
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Regents to receive trio of budget options this month

The CU Board of Regents this month will be presented with three initial budget scenarios for the 2016-17 fiscal year, each reflecting varying levels of state...
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Elected officials join with CU Advocates for show of support
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Elected officials join with CU Advocates for show of support

Cathy Beuten/University of Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner greets CU Advocates at Tuesday's CU Advocacy Day at the state Capitol. University of Colorado...
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CU Advocates Day
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Annual CU Advocacy Day is Tuesday at the Capitol

Registration is open for the annual CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol, set for Tuesday, Jan. 26. Presented by the CU Office of Government Relations and the CU...
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As lawmakers assemble, budget uncertainty looms for CU
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As lawmakers assemble, state to face renewed budget challenges

Facing a proposed state budget that includes funding cuts for CU and higher education, CU’s Government Relations team will work to minimize those cuts. The...
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TABOR rebates, unclear revenue picture strain Hickenlooper’s proposed 2016-17 budget
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TABOR rebates, unclear revenue picture strain Hickenlooper’s proposed 2016-17 budget

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year totals $26.98 billion and reflects a proposed $20 million cut to higher education.
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State legislators honored as champions for CU
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State legislators honored as champions for CU

University of Colorado leaders recently honored four members of the General Assembly for their dedication and service to CU, higher education and the state of...

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