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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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Supreme Court rules against Lobato case

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its decision to overturn a district court decision in the Lobato v. State lawsuit, ruling 4-2 that the state’s...
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CU notches successes in recently ended legislative session

All CU-initiated bills are on their way to Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.
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Successful legislation will help CU attract state’s top students

University of Colorado-backed legislation aimed at helping the state’s higher education institutions secure the best and brightest in-state students is...
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CU pursuing legislation aimed at attracting state’s best students

Campus leadership has said that CU often loses Colorado’s best college prospects to out-of-state institutions offering richer scholarship packages.
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With merit salary pool approved, what’s next?

For the first time, a matrix for merit pay that is dependent on employee performance score and salary will be used for classified staff.
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Bill seeking four-year degrees at community colleges dies

Senate Bill 165 -- co-sponsored by Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, and Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Chaffee – sought permission for Colorado’s 13 community colleges to grant...
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Gun legislation package includes college campus focus

Colorado Democrats on Tuesday announced a list of proposed gun-related laws, including a measure to ban the carrying of concealed weapons in buildings on...
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New faces, leadership launch legislative session

Colorado lawmakers convened Wednesday at the Capitol for the start of the 69th General Assembly, a session in which nearly one in three members is a newcomer...
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President at budget hearing: ‘We’re creating a culture of efficiency’

At his annual presentation Tuesday to the state’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), Benson said the university estimates it has saved about $35 million in recent...
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Regents support Amendment S

Gov. John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers say approval of the ballot issue would bring long-overdue reform to the state personnel system.
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Time runs out on transparency bill at Capitol

House Bill 1252, legislation that would have required more detailed financial reporting in the form of searchable databases of all revenues and expenditures at...
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State funding woes unite higher education in discussion

The Higher Education Association of the Rockies (HEAR) sponsored the Colorado Higher Education Legislative Update, an afternoon of discussion Friday at the...
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Bill on PERA retirement calculations for new hires tabled

A bill that would have changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for new hires joining the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) was tabled...
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Mostly talk, little action so far regarding PERA changes

The 2.5 percent PERA contribution shift for University of Colorado employees will end this July.
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Transparency legislation advances in House

A bill that would require greater detail in existing reporting of financial information at institutions of higher education advanced this week in the State...
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Five questions for Peter Simons

The first time Peter Simons remembers being in a “service role” was in junior high school, when a teacher asked him to work with a girl who was shy and...
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2009 legislative roundup

Federal stimulus funding softened the blow higher education suffered this year as Colorado lawmakers struggled to balance the state budget during one of the...

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