2012 Ballot Recommendations

In Notes by Mark Hillman

As many have requested my recommendations regarding amendments and judges on the 2012 Colorado General Election ballot, I am posting them for readers’ information. Amendment S – State Personnel System …

ObamaCare ruling is a mess with a message

In Notes by Mark Hillman

For anyone who naively thought the Supreme Court would render a clean and tidy decision on ObamaCare, Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority-of-one opinion should be instructive. Rarely does the high …

Santorum’s Surprise

In Capitol Review, Notes by Mark Hillman

Editor’s Note: My recent Capitol Review contained an old headline, but new text. Nice guys don’t always finish last.  Sometimes they win three states in a single day. Rick Santorum’s …

Health care takes bite out of education funds

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Budgeting is about setting priorities. In most states, K-12 education is the top priority and receives the lion’s share of funding.  Yet across the country, states are grappling with a …

Rationality eludes judge in school lawsuit

In Notes by Mark Hillman

When Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that the state will appeal a Denver court’s ruling that the state inadequately funds education, he acknowledged what Judge Sheila Rappaport — and previously the …

Obama’s vision for an irreversible legacy

In Notes by Mark Hillman

Say this for President Barack Obama: he doesn’t lack for vision. As a candidate, Obama spoke of “chang(ing) the trajectory of America” in a way that no president has since …

Brother Can You Spare a Trillion?

In Blog, Notes by Mark Hillman

Since 1988, the federal government has spent $8 TRILLION on interest on debt! We are spending our children and grandchildren into a future of poverty. That’s what the 2012 election …