Tom Clements, who was shot and killed at his home this week, was a rare prison chief. He was committed to reforms for mentally ill prisoners and those in solitary confinement. Last month Colorado Public News conducted a wide-ranging interview of the director of the Colorado Department of Corrections of two years. It’s one of his last media interviews
The election results put an end to the threat of a Republican repeal of the health care law, but not to the public’s emotional response to it. Fueled by contradictory campaign claims, the public’s reaction ranges widely. Many Republicans fear
When small business owner John Crandall learned that his Colorado Springs bike shop qualified for a new tax credit for health insurance for his employees, he jumped to take advantage of it. But Colorado Public News found that in Colorado, Crandall’s shop is more the exception than the rule.
No more than 15 percent of Colorado voters will face a decision on whether to buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty instead in 2014. As few as 1 percent of voters could end up actually paying the penalty.
The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the health care law means nearly half a million uninsured Coloradans will gain coverage, whether free, subsidized, or under threat of paying a penalty tax. Republicans vowed to repeal the law if they can win in November.