CO: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR TEACHERS TO ASK MONEY BACK FROM UNION

By Ben DeGrow, Watchdogwire.com

A national commemoration includes a special roadside message for Pueblo educators who carry an extra burden as part of their job. The reminder to many teachers that they have to ask every year to get hundreds of dollars of their own money back also makes the case that union leaders simply should ask first.

Douglas County school board leads the way

By Mike Rosen, The Denver Post

The way the political game is played in most urban and suburban school districts, teachers unions recruit, endorse and bankroll candidates who will reliably support the union and its liberal agenda.

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Private lobbyists collecting public pensions is illegal gift

State and local pension funds face unfunded liabilities ranging from $3 trillion to $5 trillion, according to various reports. This is well-known problem and many states are trying to address it. But did you know that many of these desperately underfunded public pension plans have been providing pensions to private citizens who do not perform any work as public employees?