July, 2014

Mayor Hancock Addresses the Board of Directors

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was the keynote speaker at the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s July 15, 2014 board meeting. He gave an interesting and enthusiastic presentation on the State of the City, including an overview of some of the challenges faced by the city and the changes made since he took office three years ago. Topics included the budget deficit, business development, and homelessness....

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Lawyers Committee Volunteers File $1 Billion Education Lawsuit

On June 27, a team of Colorado Lawyers Committee volunteers filed a lawsuit against the State seeking to stop the State from continuing its drastic cuts to school funding. For the last four years, Colorado’s Legislature has cut almost $1 billion per year in public school funding. The lawsuit alleges that these cuts violate Amendment 23 of the Colorado Constitution. Amendment 23, which was...

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