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Dec. 28, 2010
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Feds award $13.7 million to Colorado
for enrolling children in Medicaid
Health care
The Denver Post: State to get bonus for enrolling kids in medicaid program
The federal government will pay Colorado a $13.7 million "bonus" for aggressively enrolling children in Medicaid's public health-insurance program.
Also: Denver Business Journal: Colo. Medicaid program gets $13.7M

Fiscal policy
Associated Press via Pueblo Chieftain: State pensioners to pay for woes
Under a reform plan, retirees who normally receive 3.5 percent cost-of-living increases will instead see increases equal to the rate of inflation or 2 percent, which ever is less, in 2011. After that, annual increases will be capped at 2 percent. The bill is one of 19 measures that become law Jan. 1.

Durango Herald: 2011 agenda will tax Tipton
Like many new Republicans, (Scott) Tipton got elected by crusading against federal spending. Now that he is in Congress, local governments and agencies will be looking to him for funding.

Jobs and economic security
Colorado Pols: Report: Colorado's Low-wage Workers Lag Even Further in Recession
The Bell Policy Center has released a report that finds Colorado's low-income working families are headed in the wrong direction -- down the economic ladder.
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