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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Bob Beauprez makes Colorado gubernatorial primary ballot

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    DENVER - Bob Beauprez is officially a candidate for governor after the Secretary of State confirmed Wednesday he has turned in enough signatures to get on the June primary ballot. The Secretary of State threw out more than 12,000 signatures, and in things got close in two...

  • Legislation sprouts from the ashes; disaster-related measures expected to win bipartisan approval

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are gearing up for the 2014 fire season, prepping to spend millions on a new firefighting air fleet, tax incentives for fire mitigation and an improved statewide fire information website. Chairs of the state's wildfire and flood task forces say lawmakers...

  • Ethics panel dismisses complaint against Hickenlooper

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    DENVER - An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was dismissed Monday in a 4-1 vote by the Independent Ethics Commission. Commissioners ruled that Hickenlooper did not violate state ethics laws by using state employees to help prepare for a Democratic Governors Association...

  • Mike Kopp, Scott Gessler make their way onto Republican primary ballot for Colorado governor

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BOULDER - In the five-way Republican showdown for the governor's office Saturday, former state lawmaker Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler eked their way onto the primary ballot. At the daylong event at the University of Colorado Coors Events Center, 3,961 voting GOP...

  • Lamborn forced into primary, Renfroe wins CD4 in upset

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    BROOMFIELD - Congressman Doug Lamborn was unexpectedly forced into a primary Friday afternoon after a late-comer to the election, Bentley Rayburn, earned enough delegate support to put his name on the June ballot. Lamborn dominated the event getting 253 votes or 63 percent. Rayburn...

  • Lamborn calls on Obama to deny visas to U.N. reps with terrorist ties

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas are asking President Obama to sign legislation that would create presidential authority to bar United Nations representatives from entering the United States if they have known ties with terrorist groups. "If we...

  • Aerial firefighting bill gets changes, will re-emerge Monday

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    DENVER - A bill that would launch a Colorado owned and operated aerial firefighting fleet hit some turbulance Thursday in the Senate agricultural committee and was held over until next week. Senate Bill 164, introduced by Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and Senate President Morgan...

  • Tom Tancredo's petition signatures certified, he can run for Colorado governor

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    The Colorado Secretary of State's office certified Wednesday that former Congressman Tom Tancredo turned in enough valid signatures to appear on the June 24 Republican primary ballot for governor. Tancredo is one of seven GOP candidates running for a chance to face Gov. John...

  • Democratic congressional candidate Halter on track to raise $165k in 1st quarter

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Retired Gen. Irv Halter, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, has released his latest campaign figures ahead of the deadline, and the show that he's brought in just over $165,000 in the first quarter of 2014. "We are exactly where we want to be," said Ethan...

  • Death of teacher tenure bill means court showdown is likely

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER - Any chance for a compromise outside of court over a teacher tenure squabble all but disappeared Monday as both sides dug in their heels on the last remaining chance for a deal - a bill that, as drafted, sided with teachers' unions. The Colorado Education Association filed...

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