The Tallahassee Democrat is asking government workers to contact the newspaper and complain about a Republican plan to phase state workers into the equivalent of a platinum private sector retirement plan.
The Colorado State House voted last Thursday to approve a multi-billion dollar Medicaid expansion for the state of Colorado. Colorados Medicaid healthcare program is administered by the state, but jointly financed with the federal government. The expansion takes advantage of provisions in President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Patient Provider and Affordable Care Act, also […]
The “parent led” Douglas County Strong Schools Coalition (SSC) and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (DCFT) appear to be collaborating in opposition to recent Douglas County School Board reforms, despite repeated claims to the contrary. A Media Trackers investigation reveals that in addition to parroting union talking points, SSC has worked in tandem with DCFT […]
Dueling pension reform bills in the Florida legislature reveal a sharp ideological divide between the states Republican Senators and House members. Although Floridas Republican legislators say they agree on the importance of reining in runaway costs in the states government worker pension program, the House bill addresses the problem head-on while the Senate bill defers […]
The Douglas County School District (DCSD) was recently named in another legal complaint brought forth by the local teacher’s union, the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (DCFT). While the lawsuit attempts to highlight six claims against the District with regard to laid-off union member teachers who were not rehired, DCSD officials appear to have followed […]
Governor John Hickenlooper has placed his support definitively behind a plan to implement the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in Colorado. The Governor claims that it will only cost the state $128 million to implement expansion over the next 10 years, which will be offset by savings located in increasing efficiencies and […]
By: Brian Sikma In her speech to the Democratic National Convention, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, who is also running for U.S. Senate, decried those who “gamble” with the savings of the middle class. Baldwin touted her record of fighting for a level playing field by declaring, “after those risky schemes brought America to its knees, I […]