Luke Perkins

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Colorado health exchange making strides toward self-sustainability, audit says

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado found the state health care exchange has made strides to become financially self-sufficient since 2014, when it was last audited, but needs to evaluate its...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors may have awarded $45M to ineligible organizations

An audit released Monday shows that a lack of clear policies and procedures resulted in Great Outdoors Colorado awarding $45 million in grants to organizations that may not have been eligible....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 3,000 Coloradans withdraw from voter registry

DENVER – More than 3,700 Coloradans withdrew from the state’s voter registry as of Friday and another 200 have asked to be added to the confidential voter program, according to the Secretary of...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governors call for nonpartisan approach on health care system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the bipartisan group of governors who openly oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act added their voices to the those calling for a nonpartisan approach to...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural Colorado counties spending hundreds of thousands on jail overflow

DENVER – Counties across Colorado are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send inmates across county lines for incarceration, government officials said Monday at the first County...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state addresses privacy concerns over voter info

DENVER – Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said he will provide a presidential commission looking to crack down on voter fraud with publicly available voter information and a list of...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor Retailer Show announces its commitment to call Colorado home

DENVER – Outside in the bright light and nearly 90 degree heat of a beautiful Colorado summer day, members of the Colorado state government and leaders from the outdoor recreation industry...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature mammoth compromise bill goes into effect

DENVER – The mammoth compromise effort of the 2017 legislative session, Senate Bill 267, went into effect Saturday. Commonly referred to as a casserole or Christmas tree bill, meaning it has a...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court blocks delay of methane rules

DENVER – A U.S. Court of Appeals blocked EPA administrator Scott Pruitt from delaying the implementation of the methane regulations adopted under the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote Monday. This...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Outdoor recreation industry generates billions for Colorado

DENVER – Colorado consumers spend $28 billion annually on outdoor recreation, according to a sneak peek released Tuesday of an economic impact report by the Outdoor Industry Association. In return,...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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