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Lawmakers won’t take up budget, higher ed legislation until February
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Lawmakers won’t take up budget, higher ed legislation until February

State lawmakers will convene at the Capitol for the 2021 legislative session on Wednesday, but only briefly. The business of the Legislature – including...
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State lawmakers set to consider next year’s higher ed budget
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State lawmakers set to consider next year’s higher ed budget

The Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC) on Monday officially begins considering funding for higher education in the 2021-22 fiscal year,...
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Governor’s budget proposal restores cuts to higher ed
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Governor’s budget proposal restores cuts to higher ed

The proposed state budget announced Monday by Gov. Jared Polis brought encouraging news for the University of Colorado and other institutions of higher...
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Legislation with CU impact emerges from historic session
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Legislation with CU impact emerges from historic session

A prolonged, unprecedented state legislative session came to a close on June 15. The Legislature was in recess March 16-May 26 due to COVID-19 and reconvened...
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Staff Council answers call for feedback on Speaker of the House’s proposal
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Staff Council answers call for feedback on Speaker of the House’s proposal

After compiling comments from University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) and individual campus council members, UCSC council chair Ryan Untisz late last month...
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Strategic planning goals: ‘aspirational and achievable’
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Strategic planning goals: ‘aspirational and achievable’

CU’s strategic planning process continues to move forward, with leaders compiling a list of metrics that could eventually be employed to measure progress...
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Proposed change to how regents are chosen prompts Staff Council discussion
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Proposed change to how regents are chosen prompts Staff Council discussion

Proposed legislation that would change how members of the CU Board of Regents are chosen was the topic of a special meeting Monday of the University of...
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Chancellor, Graduate School dean update Boulder Faculty Assembly

Chancellor, Graduate School dean update Boulder Faculty Assembly

Expanded benefits for graduate students, the kickoff this month of a yearlong campus dialogue on academic freedom, mental health and wellness, and solutions to...
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2020 legislative session begins
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2020 legislative session begins

As the 2020 state legislative session convened at the Capitol on Wednesday, CU’s Government Relations team re-engaged with state legislators on ways to support...
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Budget, health care dominate legislative session
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Budget, health care dominate legislative session

The recently ended legislative session at the Capitol saw the creation of legislation at the intersection of higher education and health care, as well as a...
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Lawmakers consider expanding CU-led opioid addiction treatment program
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Lawmakers consider expanding CU-led opioid addiction treatment program

State legislators are considering expanding a pilot program, currently administered by the CU Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing, which has made...
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Gov. Polis advances budget with $98 million boost for higher ed
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Gov. Polis advances budget with $98 million boost for higher ed

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday submitted his first budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) of the General Assembly, recommending a $98 million...
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Legislators, business leaders visit campus

Legislators, business leaders visit campus

More than 30 elected and business leaders learned about the economic impact of UCCS in a day-long tour coordinated by the Colorado Competitive Council July 26...
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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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