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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • 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...

  • Firearms sellers testify about background check burdens, call new laws unconstitutional

    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    DENVER - The first week of a trial about two new Colorado gun laws concluded Friday with the plaintiff resting and the state calling the first two witnesses from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. At issue is whether two provisions in Colorado's new gun laws - the ban on...

  • Showdown looms in federal case involving early release for inmates

    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    DENVER - Attorney David Lane said he's been bombarded with phone calls regarding his lawsuit against the Department of Corrections challenging how release dates are calculated for inmates. "There are thousands of prisoners at DOC and every single one of them wants out," Lane said....

  • State budget poised to pass Senate with $21 million for firefighting air fleet

    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER - The state's chief wildfire officer told lawmakers Thursday that Colorado needs amped-up aerial support to fight Colorado wildfires this year - and the governor's office pledged to fight for $20 million to make it happen. "What if we can prevent the next mega fire?" asked...

  • Colorado GOP predicts a lively assembly

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    DENVER - It's a GOP gubernatorial strategic battle for the June primary ballot with all the twists and turns expected in a seven-way scramble. There are three ways to get on the ballot: petition on with thousands of signatures from across the state; win 30 percent of the delegate vote...

  • Bentley Rayburn says he'll challenge Doug Lamborn in 5th Congressional District

    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force major general, said Monday that he will run for the 5th Congressional District, saying he can do better than incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. "I think that the delegates and the alternates deserve to have an option at the assembly," Rayburn said....

  • Challenge to Colorado gun laws begins in federal court

    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    DENVER - A constitutional challenge of Colorado's new gun laws began in U.S. District Court Monday and will stretch for two weeks as Second Amendment advocates try to eliminate magazine limits and universal background checks. Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove said the new laws...

  • GOP settles some races; primaries will settle others

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    In addition to anointing a new sheriff Saturday, El Paso County Republican delegates named a new clerk and recorder - longtime GOP activist Charles Broerman. Broerman handily kept his opponent from receiving the 30 percent of delegate votes at the county assembly to force a pri,ary....

  • Elder sweeps to GOP assembly victory in race for sheriff

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Bill Elder will likely be the next El Paso County Sheriff after he swept the Republican field Saturday, knocking down two candidates, including Sheriff Terry Maketa's hand-picked replacement. "There's a new sheriff in town," said El Paso County Republican Chair Daniel Cole. "We can...

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