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  • Quality Checklist for Education Consumers0

    • February 15, 1990

    Public education in Colorado is ripe for change. The legislature has enacted a new funding formula and a grassroots accountability process. The Governor has made school creativity a priority issue.

    The final months of 1989 brought to the state three major conferences on improving the schools: a business-education summit in August, a Gates Foundation national symposium of reform experts in September, and a regional strategy meeting on parental choice hosted by U. S. Secretary of Education Lauro Cavazos in November.

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  • Helping The New Russia: A Primer For Donors0

    • December 22, 1989

    Whether or not events of the 1990s bear out the fashionable assumption that the Cold War is over, with the passing of the 1980s we are clearly entering a period when America’s relationship with the Soviet Union will be closer, more routine, and more diversified that ever before. This will mean not only greater engagement at the government level, but also a dizzying expansion of non-government contacts.

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  • Metro Transportation Finance: Can Denver Avoid A Hollow Core?0

    • February 6, 1989

    Rapid, efficient movement of people and goods is fundamental to the vitality and prosperity of any metropolitan area, Metro Denver faces growing pains as it seeks to modernize an overcrowded transportation system so that mobility is more nearly equal for everyone and costs are more directly allocated to users.

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  • What Justifies Reverse Discrimination In Denver's Public Works Contracting?0

    • November 16, 1988

    Denver this year renewed and expanded a 1983 law setting goals (in practice, quotas) for the share of public works contracts that will go to firms owned by minorities (25%) and women (12%).

    But the program is vulnerable to public disapproval and judicial overturning since it fails the tests imposed by recent U.S. supreme Court and appeals court rulings.

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  • Less Taxation and More Democracy: The Amendment 6 Prescription for Prosperity0

    • October 31, 1988

    he conclusion from those studies, ststistically rigorous and thoroughly documented was as follows: “An inverse relationship exists between changes in state relative tax burdens and state relative economic growth. Those states with decreasing relative tax burdens tend to experience subsequent above average economic growth. Those states with increasing relative tax burdens tend to experience subsequent below average growth.”2

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  • Hard Questions For The "Vision Colorado" Task Force0

    • October 31, 1988

    Leadership, said Harry Truman, is the art of getting other people to run with your idea as if it were their own. One of this year;s best examples came from the Colorado General Assembly.

    Prompted by House majority leader Chris Paulson. along with Speaker Bev Bledsoe and their Senate counterparts, the legislature has enlisted fifty statewide leaders from business, professions, an civic groups in a six-month study project called vision Colorado. (See Page 10 for names and affiliations.)

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