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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Some surprises among Colorado's highest-paid public employees

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Colorado's highest-paid state employees - 1,711 people who make more than $100,000 a year - are about who you'd expect: heads of state agencies, physicians, judges and lawyers. A Gazette analysis of state employees who crossed the six-figure threshold in fiscal year 2013-14 shows the...

  • State Patrol employees haul in plenty of overtime pay

    Updated: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Forty employees with the Colorado State Patrol made more than $100,000 in the 2013-14 fiscal year, largely because of significant overtime payments - including one person who made almost $50,000 in extra pay. Of those, 35 employees earned more than $10,000 in overtime during the...

  • Suspected drunken driver crashes into Colorado Springs police car

    Updated: Sun, Nov 16, 2014

    A suspected drunken driver blew his cover Saturday morning when he ran into the back of a parked Colorado Springs police patrol car that had pulled another car over on Union Boulevard. The crash severely damaged the officer's car, but the officer and the driver of the 2002 Ford van...

  • Cold weather no obstacle for Girls on the Run in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    They were two girls on the run, wearing fun animal stocking caps and sneaking under the starting line tape to join participants just as the Girls on the Run 5K got underway Saturday morning at America the Beautiful Park. Dakota Turner, 10, said she and her friend Maddy Bishop, 10,...

  • Williams ready for the leap to state office

    Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The man known in El Paso County for pulling off on-time election results in 2012 as the Clerk and Recorder's Office was evacuated during the Waldo Canyon fire is headed to Denver in January to run the state's elections. Wayne Williams, a 51-year-old Republican who has been the El Paso...

  • Colorado Springs' Cadman elected as state Senate President

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs Sen. Bill Cadman was named Senate president Tuesday by an 18-member GOP caucus celebrating its takeover of the chamber for the first time in nearly a decade. It puts the longtime El Paso County lawmaker in one of the state's most powerful seats. Cadman's nomination...

  • Judge tosses Aurora's lawsuit against hotels who sued to stop project funding

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    DENVER - An Arapahoe County district judge on Friday tossed out a counter lawsuit that the city of Aurora and developers of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center had filed against a group of hotel owners who had sued them to stop state funding of the project. It's...

  • GOP likely to take Colorado Senate, Dems retain House

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Republicans appear likely to take over the state Senate, with fewer than 3,000 ballots remaining uncounted Friday night in the seat that will swing the majority. Unofficial results from Adams County, which were delayed by three days because a write-in candidate for county surveyor...

  • Newly elected Klingenschmitt opens up about death threats

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, the newly elected state House representative for southeastern Colorado Springs, said he notified security at the Capitol that he received death threats this year that are under investigation. "I'm concerned, and I'm taking it seriously," Klingenschmitt said...

  • Colorado Senate control unknown as write-in ballots counted in Adams County

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    An overnight shift in election results in one state House of Representatives race has Democrats confident they will retain their majority in House next year - even if by only one seat. But the state Senate is in doubt as everyone awaits results that are trickling in from Adams...