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Colorado

Costly Medicaid Expansion Nears Approval In Colorado

The Colorado State House voted last Thursday to approve a multi-billion dollar Medicaid expansion for the state of Colorado. Colorado’s 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 […]

Organizations
Colorado

“Parent Led” Strong Schools Coalition Broadcasts Union Talking Points

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 […]

Policy
Florida

Dueling Florida Pension Bills Reveal More Liberal Senate Republicans

Dueling pension reform bills in the Florida legislature reveal a sharp ideological divide between the state’s Republican Senators and House members. Although Florida’s Republican legislators say they agree on the importance of reining in runaway costs in the state’s government worker pension program, the House bill addresses the problem head-on while the Senate bill defers […]

Organizations
Colorado

Defeated Douglas County Teachers Union Brings “Frivolous” Suit Against District

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 […]

Policy
Wisconsin

Baldwin’s “Gamble” With The Savings of the Middle Class

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 […]