Megan Schrader

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Defund Iran submits ballot language to divest Colorado from Iran

By: Megan Schrader

In the first move before they can start gathering signatures, Defund Iran supporters submitted ballot language Wednesday morning to divest Colorado from the Middle Eastern country.

The language closely...

Effort underway to address Colorado's 'fiscal thicket,' undo voter referendums


DENVER - There's a veritable graveyard in Colorado of failed constitutional reform movements.

Blue ribbon panels, legislative committees, summits and countless academic studies have been mulled up over the...

Is lobbying of politicians by public entities government waste or a better voice for cities, schools?


DENVER - Millions in taxpayer dollars were spent lobbying at the Colorado Capitol in 2015, often to get more taxpayer dollars.

Much of that money was spent by universities, community colleges, cities,...

Gardner: Democrats use of cloture vote was 'shameful'


Opposition to the Iran nuclear deal effectively died Thursday in the U.S. Senate, when Republicans were unable to muster 60 votes to end a threatened filibuster and pass a resolution opposing the president's...

Sen. Gardner says threat of filibuster on Iran deal 'shameful'

By: Megan Schrader

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma Colorado, criticized Democrats in the Senate for trying to avoid a public vote Thursday on the Iran nuclear agreement.

Gardner, talking by phone from...

Colorado Springs politician looks to divest Colorado from Iran


Mark Waller, a former leader of state House Republicans and candidate for El Paso County commissioner, is helping launch an initiative petition to ask Colorado voters to divest the state from Iran.


Will support of Obama Iran deal hurt Bennet's political future in Colorado?


Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet came under fire Friday for supporting the president's treaty with Iran - even drawing another opponent for his 2016 re-election campaign in a key swing state that recently ousted a...

U.S. Sen. Bennet backs Iran nuclear deal

By: Megan Schrader

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet backed the president’s Iran nuclear agreement Friday joining the growing list of supporters for the controversial treaty despite an onslaught of opposition in Colorado and across the...