Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Scott Walker gives shout-out to Colorado Springs during Denver speech

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    DENVER - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an all-but-announced 2016 presidential candidate, shouted out to his birthplace - Colorado Springs - Saturday night before thousands at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Walker, who headlined the three-day event, said his father was a...

  • For Rick Perry it's all about states' rights

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Long-time Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought his southern drawl to the stage at the Western Conservative Summit asking the country to “saddle up and ride” with him. He espoused the importance of having a president who respects state’s rights, using Texas’ growth in economy, improved...

  • At Western Conservative Summit Huckabee calls for fair tax, trade reform

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Gov. Mike Huckabee blamed America’s economic woes on a broken trade and import export policy that is only getting worse, starting with the new free trade bill that passed out of Congress last week. The presidential hopeful is on the campaign trail again after taking a seven-year...

  • Western Conservative Summit abuzz with news of Supreme Court rulings

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DENVER - On the heels of the Supreme Court upholding a key part of the Affordable Care Act and striking down more than a dozen states' bans on gay marriage, conservatives gathered in Denver to look to 2016. The Western Conservative Summit was buzzing with the news as it kicked off...

  • LGBT group at Western Conservative Summit weighs in on Supreme Court ruling

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The nation’s largest group of gay, lesbian and transgender conservatives is literally sharing a table with Colorado’s Republican Party at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in downtown Denver. The Log Cabin Republicans were slighted by the organizers of the event – Colorado...

  • Western Conservative Summit bringing GOP presidential hopefuls to Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Seven of the GOP's 15 presidential hopefuls will be in Denver on Friday for the Western Conservative Summit, and each will share leadership plans with thousands of potential delegates. This is the sixth year of the three-day summit and arguably the biggest with about 4,000 delegates...

  • El Paso-Teller judge bypassed again as Gov. Hickenlooper makes Colorado Supreme Court appointment

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Appeals Court Judge Richard L. Gabriel was named the newest member of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, filling the vacancy that will be created when Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. retires in September. Gabriel, a registered Democrat, was one of...

  • Report: PERA misses short-term target, but long-term outlook stays sunny

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Colorado's public employee pension missed its target this year for investment returns, according to the annual financial report released Tuesday, but officials with the Public Employees' Retirement Association say the long-term picture is still bright. The 2014 return on investment...

  • Colorado officials praise progress of restorative justice programs

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The Weld County juvenile was facing serious charges. He'd brought a knife to middle school and shown it to two girls, who felt threatened. Mothers of the victims wanted him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, likely a felony. But when they all sat down together, things...

  • Potential El Paso County commissioner candidates eye district boundary changes

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    El Paso County commissioners will vote Thursday on new boundaries for their districts ahead of the 2016 election, and for potential candidates, a new map could mean a change in political aspirations. Three seats on the County Commission will be open in 2016, with no incumbent seeking...

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