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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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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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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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Five things to know about the tax reform legislation

Five things to know about the tax reform legislation

Over the weekend, the Senate approved its tax overhaul bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on a party line vote of 51 to 49. The House of Representatives...
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Campus Q&A: What the tax reform would mean for graduate students

Campus Q&A: What the tax reform would mean for graduate students

As a proposed tax overhaul works its way through Congress, CU Boulder Today sat down with Juan García Oyervides, president of CU Boulder's United Government of...
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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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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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ALL FOUR:COLORADO
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Competition helps spur marketing campaign

The University of Colorado’s systemwide marketing initiative aims to shine light on the institution’s contributions to the state and further build the CU brand...
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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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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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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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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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Legislative recap offered at Advocates’ Lunch and Learn event

Registration is open for the next CU Advocates Lunch and Learn program, a recap of CU’s legislative activity during the 2013 General Assembly and a look ahead...
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Mullis slated for annual CU Advocacy Day

March 22 has been set as this year’s CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol, when leadership from the state and the University of Colorado invite the public to learn...
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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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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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Hundreds advocate for CU at Capitol

University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students.
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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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CU to be key in selling state’s business brand

CU and other institutions of higher education will play a key role in selling the state of Colorado’s brand to global business leaders.