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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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State Sen. Rollie Heath speaks before CU Advocates and CU-Boulder alumni earlier this month at CU-Boulder.
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Heath: Ballot initiative might ease strain on state funding of higher ed

While the 2015 legislative session brought a welcome boost in funding for the University of Colorado and higher education across the state, the long-term...
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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed
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Budget in the books

Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.
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State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims
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State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

A bill aimed at improving college campus-based medical responses to student victims of sexual assault is advancing at the Capitol, with House lawmakers having...
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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers
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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol. It’s just one...
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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed
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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed

The University of Colorado and other institutions of higher education across the state stand to gain $75.6 million in the upcoming budget year in the most...
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Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to...
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Legislative session brings new opportunities, challenges for CU

The 70th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, the launch of a 120-day session that will see a new group of lawmakers consider budget requests and...
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December forum to touch on multiple topics

Pam Shockley-Zalabak A chancellor’s all-campus forum on Friday will touch on a new higher education funding formula, the Colorado Springs City for Champions...
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More financial aid, student accountability help contain student debt

Board of Regents hears how, in the past decade, the state’s investment in financial aid has seen a slight gain, while institutional aid at CU has more than...
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Governor’s proposed budget includes good news for higher education

President Benson says Gov. Hickenlooper’s proposal ‘demonstrates a deep commitment to Colorado students and families, as well to the importance of higher...
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Higher education funding discussion draws crowd in Colorado Springs

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak answers a question during a CDHE-sponsored meeting Oct. 9. Facilitator Brenda Morrison is in the background. A standing-room-...
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Faculty, staff input sought at CCHE meetings on higher education funding

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is developing a new base funding formula for allocating state general fund dollars among public institutions of...
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‘Challenging session’ at Capitol brings good outcomes for CU

Last week brought the end of the 2014 state legislative session, a stretch that produced a long-awaited boost in state funding for CU and other higher...
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Funding boost for universities, colleges made official

A significant boost in state funding for higher education was made official May 1 with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signing of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which...
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Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

A proposed change to how state funding is distributed among higher education institutions is being modified partly in response to concerns expressed by leaders...
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Alzheimer's research highlighted at CU Advocacy Day

The event was hosted by the CU Office of Government Relations and CU Advocates Program and drew lawmakers; several CU Regents; CU President Bruce Benson and...
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CU capital projects look to be in good shape for state funding

Across CU, renovations of two existing buildings and construction of a new facility are positioned well to receive state funding following endorsements from...
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Benson: State ‘stepping up’ with plan to boost higher ed funding by $100 million

Senate Bill 1, aka the College Affordability Act, requires an agreement by higher education institutions not to raise tuition any more than 6 percent next year.
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Q&A: Tanya Kelly-Bowry

With the 2014 legislative session underway, the Office of Government Relations is front and center at the state Capitol and in Washington, D.C., tracking key...
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First week of lawmaking session puts spotlight on higher education

The first week of the Legislature’s 2014 session brought early arriving bills with implications for CU and other higher education institutions across the state.
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Budget boost, capital construction priorities for CU at 2014 Legislature

Colorado lawmakers convened Wednesday at the Capitol for the start of the 2014 legislative session, which is expected to lead to a welcome increase in funding...

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