Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Klingenschmitt interviews 'new friend' with molestation convictions


      A few weeks before Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt found himself in hot water for saying Jesus said child molesters should be drowned, he interviewed a man on his show who has been convicted twice of sexual assault on a child and called him a "new friend." David Dorty, who is...

  • Gay Boy Scout leaders statement has Klingenschmitt under fire again

    Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    DENVER - Rep. Grodon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs Republican who frequently finds himself in trouble for his religious-right speech, admonished the Boy Scouts of America for ending a ban on gay leaders, saying it opened the door for child molestation. There was an immediate...

  • California-based payroll company to bring 1,700 jobs to Denver

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    DENVER - ZenPayroll, a California-based firm that helps small businesses manage payroll, will bring about 1,700 jobs to Denver in the next few years as part of an expansion announced Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol. The state and city teamed up to offer the company a...

  • Rep. Kit Roupe will seek re-election in 2016

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Rep. Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, is running for a second term in 2016 she announced Tuesday. Roupe won House District 17 in 2014 ousting the incumbent Tony Exum, a democrat who is running again in 2016 too. The seat, which represents southeast Colorado Springs, has a high...

  • Colorado legislators working to draft drugged driving bill

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that's a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state's roads and highways. It's impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number...

  • Waller among three candidates for El Paso County commission seats

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Mark Waller, the former Republican leader of the state House of Representatives, is officially running for County Commissioner. Waller, 46, was preparing to file his paperwork on Friday to run for District 2 which encompasses eastern Colorado Springs and runs to the edge of...

  • Douglas Bruce loses appeal of 2012 conviction

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    DENVER - The Colorado Court of Appeals refused to overturn the 2012 conviction of Douglas Bruce for tax evasion, ruling against several claims that the case to be thrown out. Bruce, the Colorado Springs politician and anti-tax crusader, said he was not surprised by the ruling released...

  • Democrats select Guzman to lead caucus in Colorado Senate

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    DENVER - Lucia Guzman, the Democratic senator from northwest Denver, was elected Minority Leader by her caucus Wednesday to fill the position left empty by Sen. Morgan Carroll who stepped down from the leadership role this month to run for Congress. The 17 Democrats in the Senate...

  • Douglas Bruce hearing on alleged probation violations continued to Aug. 31

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Douglas Bruce defended himself in court Monday against charges he violated his probation, and the prosecution indicated additional complaints have been filed against Bruce since his last hearing in April stemming from problems in other states with rental property. Bruce, author of...

  • Douglas Bruce in court Monday on possible probation violation

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    DENVER - Douglas Bruce, the Colorado Springs author of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR), is back in court Monday for a hearing to determine whether failing to disclose a real estate transaction with a city councilwoman, among other things, violated terms of his probation. Bruce...

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