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TABOR: What it does and why it’s important PDF Print E-mail
Written by State Rep. Jon Becker   

In 1992, Colorado voters did something no other state in the country had done — they amended our state constitution to include the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, commonly known as TABOR. This new constitutional amendment requires every tax increase to be approved by the voters and limits the amount of revenue the state can keep.

While critics of TABOR claim such stringent restrictions have hampered Colorado’s economy, an examination of the amendment’s provisions reveals how it actually helps keep our taxes low and government lean and is helping Colorado recover faster than many other states.

Perhaps the most widely-known provision of TABOR is the requirement that all tax increases be approved by a majority of Colorado voters.

In any given year, the state legislature is faced with numerous budget decisions, but rather than simply allow the legislators to enact tax increases to fund projects as they see fit, voters must approve these increases.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 30, 2015

 
Extension Corner PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kindra Plumb   

Who are Extension agents?

You’ve probably seen or heard the words “Extension agent,” “4-H agent,” “agricultural agent” or “FCS agent” on a few different occasions. Most of the time, these words were tied to your local Extension office and a program or activity that was being brought to you by Extension.

But who are these agents and what exactly are their jobs?

Before understanding the role of Extension agents, you must first learn what Extension is. Extension is a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture, land-grant universities in every state (Colorado State University is Colorado’s only land-grant university), county governments and American citizens.

Extension is the largest out-of-school educational system in the world, which provides non-credit education to help people solve their problems.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 30, 2015

 
Kid Tested, Uncle Approved PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lincoln L. Hayes   

“Spy Kids” (2001)

Who’d have thought Robert Rodriguez, the guy who brought us “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Sin City” and “Desparado,” would ever make, not one, but four children’s action movies about a family of spies and their adventures saving the world?

After directing “The Faculty” — Rodriguez’s only director-for-hire gig and arguably his least successful film — he wrote and directed his first of many family-friendly action movies, “Spy Kids.”

The Cortezes are your average family of four whose parents are secretly former international spies.

I bet they’d be a hoot at parent-teacher conferences ...

When Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) are called back into action, they’re captured by Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming), who demands they turn over a secret project called Third Brain so he can complete his army of robot children.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 30, 2015

 
The Senior Snippet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Erin LeBlanc   

Residents’ Voice Challenge

When you begin to rely on others for assistance, one of the highest expectations is good care. Care Matters.

Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event designated by the Consumer Voice and is celebrated in October to honor residents living in all long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, sub acute units, assisted living, board and care and retirement communities. It is a time for celebration and recognition offering an opportunity for every facility to focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect and the value of each individual resident.

The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2015 is “CARE Matters” with the goal of highlighting quality care.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 30, 2015