COLORADO SPRINGS NEWS, SPORTS & BUSINESS


Author:

Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

More Articles by: Megan Schrader


New poll shows more Coloradans opposed to legal marijuana

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

A poll sponsored by the Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth shows that slightly more than half of Coloradans are now opposed to marijuana legalization.

According to a release from SmithJohnson Research,...

GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson returning to Colorado Springs

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who is running for president, will rally with supporters in America the Beautiful Park Thursday at 6 p.m. according to the El Paso County GOP.

Carson came to...

Immigration talk dominates Jeb Bush town hall in Colorado

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

SHERIDAN - At a VFW hall in the southeast Denver suburbs, Jeb Bush pulled no punches for the embattled Veterans Affairs department he called outdated, insular and unaccountable.

"There should be the quality...

Details of 'lavish' contract for Colorado pension program chief held under wraps

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Details of a proposed new compensation package for the head of Colorado's employee pension program won't be made public until after the board votes on the new salary and benefits Wednesday, but one source...

Colorado energy companies spend top dollar on lobbyists; what do they get in return?

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Colorado state Sen. Leroy Garcia hit a powerful force - the well-funded energy lobby - during the 2015 legislative session when he tried to make the board that regulates utility companies representative of...

El Paso County Republicans want more access to state politicians

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

Wendy Miller said she knows first-hand how small businesses can get steamrolled at the Colorado Capitol by bigger businesses with high-paid lobbyists who have lawmakers' ears.

"We saved 20 companies from...

City of Aurora drops Gaylord hotel appeal

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - The City of Aurora has dropped its appeal of a court ruling that some city tax incentives offered to a hotel development proposed near Denver International Airport violated the state's tax laws.

A...

New rules proposed for Colorado marijuana edibles; medicinal labeling a sticking point

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Under new rules proposed to curb the accidental ingestion of marijuana edibles, pot-infused products would have to be marked - even when out of their packages - with the letters THC inside a red stop sign...