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Colorado weddings could qualify for a 10% rebate from the government

BY: - August 13, 2021

For Coloradans eager to tie the knot in style, scheduling a high-end wedding before 2023 could come with a financial boon. That’s because new state legislation provides a 10% cash rebate for certain “hard costs” associated with eligible meetings and events, including weddings, that take place from July 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2022. The […]

Biden touts his win on Senate-passed infrastructure bill to state and local leaders

BY: - August 11, 2021

One day after the U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he championed, President Joe Biden met virtually Wednesday with scores of state, local and tribal leaders to build support for the measure as it heads to the House. The meeting resembled a victory lap, with state, local and tribal leaders of both parties […]

Poll: 61% of Coloradans support key provisions in Democrats’ budget bill

BY: - August 11, 2021

As the U.S. Senate gave final approval on Tuesday to a bipartisan package of $550 billion in new infrastructure spending, Colorado progressives touted new polling showing strong support for the next item on President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats’ agenda: a $3.5 trillion budget bill that would raise taxes on wealthy earners and corporations while […]

Biden extends freeze on student loan payments to Jan. 31

BY: - August 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced Friday afternoon that it is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments until January of next year, as the delta variant of the coronavirus surges across the country. “As our nation’s economy continues to recover from a deep hole, this final extension will give students and borrowers the […]

Report finds little impact on Western states from federal oil and gas leasing pause

BY: - August 5, 2021

Even if the federal government’s pause on new oil and gas leases on public lands became permanent, companies have already stockpiled enough leases to keep drilling on federally owned lands in Colorado for the next 35 years, a new analysis finds. The estimate of “future years of drilling opportunities” was calculated in a study of […]

$5 billion in Colorado transportation funding outlined in bipartisan infrastructure package

BY: - August 5, 2021

Colorado can expect to receive roughly $5 billion in direct transportation funding from the infrastructure package agreed on by a bipartisan group of senators last week, with billions more likely to flow into the state through other programs, according to new estimates. State-specific fact sheets released by the White House on Wednesday call the Infrastructure […]

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Guide: What you need to know about evictions in Colorado right now

BY: - August 2, 2021

Editor’s note: This guide was published on April 26, 2021. It will be updated as necessary to reflect changing eviction rules and protections. Last updated: Oct. 4, 2021. The number of Colorado households behind on their rent or mortgage payments has decreased slightly since September as the state rolls out more rental assistance funds and […]

Guía: Qué necesitas saber sobre los desalojos en Colorado en este momento

BY: - August 2, 2021

Por Moe Clark, traducido por Emma Athena Nota editorial: Esta guía fue publicada el 26 de abril de 2021. Se actualizará según sea necesario para reflejar los cambios en las reglas y protecciones contra desalojo. La actualización más reciente: 4 de octubre de 2021. El número de viviendas en Colorado atrasadas en sus alquileres o pagos […]

Federal eviction ban to expire Saturday after attempt to extend it fails

BY: - July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats unsuccessfully scrambled on Friday to extend federal legal protections against eviction that will expire on Saturday. The end of the eviction moratorium jeopardizes housing security for millions of Americans who are struggling both to pay their rent and to access billions of dollars in slow-moving federal rental assistance funds. Top Democrats in […]


Gov. Polis must act to keep tenants who are waiting for rental assistance from eviction

BY: and - July 30, 2021

As the executive director of one of Colorado’s largest affordable housing providers and the board president of a school district serving over 36,000 students, we know first-hand the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our most marginalized communities. Many of the people we serve have disproportionately suffered the financial, health, educational and emotional […]

‘There was no concern for my life’: Families losing homes despite federal eviction moratorium

BY: - July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — The national moratorium on evictions, as well as rental assistance programs, weren’t enough protection to keep Katrina Chism and her family in their suburban Atlanta home when money got tight.  Chism was laid off twice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and when she fell behind on rent, she faced an initial eviction notice. She was […]


Billionaires slipped the surly bonds of Earth but couldn’t escape its problems

BY: - July 26, 2021

“Billionaires slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but couldn’t escape its problems” first appeared in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Billionaire space cowboys Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have rightfully been taking some flack for sub-orbital jaunts earlier this month that garnered plenty of headlines but little in the way of actual scientific advancement, apart from trying to normalize the idea […]