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Aug. 29, 2011

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Part II of DU tax study
drops Wednesday


Fiscal policy
The Denver Post: Part II of DU tax study drops Wednesday
The conversation on whether state taxes should be increased will flare up again next Wednesday when a team of researchers at the University of Denver unveils the long-awaited second phase of a study on the state's tax system.

The Denver Post: Colorado school funding trial enters likely final week
At issue in Lobato vs. State of Colorado is whether the state's system of funding public schools is "thorough and uniform" as set out in the Colorado Constitution. The lawsuit could result in billions of dollars of additional funding for schools, though it's unclear where that extra money would come from.

Boulder Daily Camera: Boulder task force: New tax may be needed to fund affordable housing
Boulder's current system for funding affordable housing programs though fees on new development is broken and should be replaced with more sustainable sources including, potentially, a tax increase.

Colorado Springs Gazette: D-49's user-pay bus system going through growing pains
The cost for riding the bus to and from school is $2 a day. Students eligible for free or reduced meals still ride for free.

Health care
Durango Herald commentary: Patients, not politics: Securing seniors' Medicare
We must keep the promise to our senior citizens by protecting Medicare and Social Security.  

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