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In Colorado, 75 percent of households that would get tax cuts through

DENVER – If the GOP is able to repeal and replace Obamacare, Denver's wealthiest households will fare much better than rural Coloradans, according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute. Thamanna Vasan, an economic policy analyst with the Institute, says progress made under the Aff

The Wisconsin-based Bradley Foundation is financing efforts to defund Colorado teachers' unions and move tax dollars from public schools to charters. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The Bradley Foundation, a Wisconsin-based conservative powerhouse, is taking its successful strategies targeting unions and public education to swing states including Colorado, according to new, separate reports by the Center for Media and Democracy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sam

Women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes, a loss of more than $415,000 over a 40-year career, according to the National Women's Law Center. (Getty Images)

DENVER – How many moms asked for equal pay for Mother's Day? Women are now the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with young children, and if they were paid the same as comparable male workers, 26 million children across the U.S. would benefit, according to new analysis by t

National monument protections for places such as Colorado's Chimney Rock could be removed if the U.S. Department of the Interior disagrees with their designations. (USDA)

DENVER - President Trump today is expected to order a review of all national monuments designated since the Clinton administration. Trump has said he wants to reverse what he sees as government intrusion and cancel what he claims are job-killing regulations. Keith Baker, a retired naval commander a

A recent poll found that a majority of small business owners support creating a statewide retirement plan, saying it would help them be more competitive. (c-George/iStockphoto)

DENVER – The biggest fear for American workers is not having enough money for retirement, and Colorado lawmakers are one step closer to launching a statewide retirement savings program. House Bill 1290 would create a board charged with developing a strategy for offering low fee IRAs to emplo

HB 1324 could help staff some of the 3,000 teaching slots currently at risk of going unfilled in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – A new bill introduced in the Colorado House would give graduating teachers a financial incentive to teach in the state's struggling rural districts, and also help middle-class families put away money to send their kids to college. A recent Denver Post report found some 3,000 teachin

At age 33, Grand Junction worker Jonathan Kenworthy says January’s 99 cent minimum wage boost helps him better afford life's necessities. (David Cornwell)

DENVER – Last year, Coloradans voted to increase the state's minimum wage, up 99 cents to $9.30 an hour starting in January, and workers and businesses already are feeling the impact. Advocates are hopeful it will lead to improved health outcomes, and say a raise is long overdue as the cost

A new bill aims to give former offenders in Colorado a better chance of getting a job by prohibiting most employers from asking about criminal history on initial job applications. (Surfertide/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who have criminal records could catch a break on their job applications. House Bill 1305 would prohibit most employers in the state from asking about criminal history on initial application forms. According to attorney Jack Regenbogen with the Colorado C

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