Content Tagged As reform

1 week 6 days ago

Denver Sheriff's review gets update

DENVER (AP) - Denver's City Council is getting an update on a review of the embattled sheriff's department. The City Council was scheduled to get a briefing Tuesday on plans to investigate operations at the department. Earlier this month the city agreed to pay $3.3 million to a former inmate...

1 year 4 months ago

Immigration reform discussions continue today

A Senate Judiciary Committee once again takes up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform today. A bi-partisan group of senators called "The Gang of Eight" released their legislative proposal last week, amid the Boston Marathon bombings. The almost 900 page immigration bill has faced growing questions from conservative critics....

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado candidate signs pledge to defund Health Overhaul

A Republican candidate for Congress in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, Bob McConnell, has joined a national movement to overturn the Health Care Overhaul bill passed by Congress. Called ObamaCare by opponents, the movement, DeFundIt.org, has signed pledges from almost 150 candidates nationwide who vow to overturn the newly passed legislation....

4 years 1 month ago

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it. The resolution reads as follows: The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for...

4 years 1 month ago

Senator wants more credit card protection

A lawmaker in Congress is prodding the Federal Reserve to provide more protection so that credit card users don't get socked by exorbitant interest rates when they fall behind on their payments. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said, "Credit card companies can still double or triple the interest rate when...

4 years 4 months ago

Local concerns about Arizona immigration law

Some people believe Arizona's new immigration law will have ripple affects here in Colorado and across the nation. Some of the big concerns, will illegal immigrants move to other states? And will the Federal Government pass tougher immigration laws? Arizona's crack down on illegal immigration reveals a nation deeply divided....

4 years 5 months ago

How will health care reform impact hospitals?

Today I'm working on a story about how the new federal health care legislation will impact hospitals. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now, hospitals spend millions of dollars a year treating people who don't have insurance. For example, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center...

4 years 6 months ago

Colorado one of six states involved in education program

Colorado Commissioner of Education Dwight D. Jones announced Tuesday that Colorado will participate in a three-year, $75 million public-private partnership designed to bring sustainable strategies to turning around low-performing schools. The partnership is with Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, the non-profit organization that published the 2007 report, "The Turnaround...

4 years 8 months ago

Americans divided on health care reform

Opponents of President Obama's health care reform bill protested across the nation Tuesday, including in Southern Colorado. Rallies were held in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo. About 50 people showed up to each one. The events were called "Code Red" rallies. They were a grassroots movement to make one final...

4 years 8 months ago

Lieberman resists Medicare buy-in plan

Republicans say you shouldn't bet on a health care bill coming out of the Senate before Christmas. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says Americans are "overwhelmingly opposed" to the bill. McConnell says it's a stretch to think the Senate will ignore public opinion and "jam this through before Christmas." Independent...

4 years 10 months ago

Obama-backed health bill gains ground

Health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama has all but cleared a major hurdle in the Senate. Democratic liberals and moderates on the Senate Finance Committee closed ranks early this morning behind the most sweeping set of changes in a half-century. Obama is hailing the development as a milestone,...

4 years 11 months ago

Doctors campaign in Denver for reform

A coalition of doctors from Oregon is campaign for a single-payer health care system at the Colorado state Capitol. The doctors are holding a rally Monday to express their indignation over the lack of universal health care. The doctors are being joined by local supporters, including state lawmakers and Colorado...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4