House Bill 4-403: Pro

Is Equal Financial Funding the Answer to Poverty Gaps in Schools? Education is arguably one of the most significant facets of life. Like it or not, our education determines many factors in the lives of citizens from occupation, to social status. A good education, regardless of an individual’s level of intelligence, can mean the difference…

Leroy Garcia: Milestones by Minutes

By: Darian Macias Leroy Garcia is from the Democratic Party and a senator who is currently representing Pueblo, Pueblo West, and part of the community of Salt Creek. Before working in the Colorado State Senate, Senator Garcia was a legislator for the Colorado House of Representative, and was one of the youngest members to be…

Experiences from YIG

By: Victoria Córdova About YIG:   Youth in Government was established in 1948 in Colorado and since then, has been a wonderful experience and opportunity for students attending high school.  This program is a way to gather students from across the country, and have their knowledge combined to debate in situations that actual senators, representatives, legislators, and…

Dan Pabon: A Magical Place

By: Yessica Ramos The importance of leadership, evaluating the value of our experiences, and leading a well balanced, sensible yet exciting life are all principles that President of the Colorado Senate, Dan Pabon, advocates in the youth. Dan Pabon is a state representative from house district four, and came to talk to the students participating…

House Bill 4-403: Easier Said than Done

By: Julien Beai As a quick disclaimer before the actual article, I agree with House Bill 4-403’s premise and core idea.   However, in practice and implementation, it would promote a drastic cut in funding and allow for disadvantage to take place. This bill originally did not make sense to me, so let me try to…

Judicial Report

By: Jordan Emery and Jacob Bolen The Judicial Branch of our government plays a vital role in evaluating the Constitutionality of bills.  This vitality plays a similar role in the mock trials of the Youth in Government Program. Judges work together with the the Attorney General, and other attorneys to open the floor for debate.…