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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Halter again pushes Lamborn to debate Congressional candidate Irv Halter dropped off more than 500 letters Friday at U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's Colorado Springs office, hoping to persuade his opponent to agree to a political debate. Lamborn has repeatedly turned down invitations to...

  • Hickenlooper releases new TV ad, stays positive

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper released his second television ad on Friday that will be played on network and cable stations across the state. Despite the onslaught of negative ads going after the governor, most funded by outside interest groups, he’s still keeping his message positive....

  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4...

  • New poll shows Gov. Hickenlooper with 10-point deficit

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    By all accounts, the race for Colorado governor will be close this November. A poll released Wednesday found Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP candidate Bob Beauprez were still tied, but a second poll showed Hickenlooper had dropped 10 points back among likely Colorado voters. "Pundits...

  • Five Constitution Day questions for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and as we celebrate that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, we bring you five Constitution Day questions with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and current candidate for governor of Colorado. Q. What is one...

  • Hickenlooper again outraises gubernatorial GOP challenger

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper again bested his opponent raising significantly more money than Republican Bob Beauprez in the last two weeks. State-level campaign finance reports are due every two weeks between now and the Nov. 4 election. Hickenlooper's report shows he netted $215,568...

  • Lamborn 499 mailing draws attention to loophole in campaign rules

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    A week before his surprisingly close primary election in the 5th Congressional District and during a blackout period barring taxpayer-funded mass mailings, Rep. Doug Lamborn sent a letter from his congressional office touting his work fighting an "overreaching president." The letter,...

  • Colorado Springs ready to move forward on City for Champions after state OKs agreement

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    DENVER - The City for Champions projects got a green light Thursday when the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the final details of an agreement for 
$120.5 million in state tax incentives for the project over the next 50 years. "It's a significant milestone that we...

  • Colorado Democrats file ethics complaint against Gardner

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Colorado Democratic Party filed a complaint Wednesday with two Congressional ethics committees saying U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, inappropriately included links to his congressional website in campaign materials. "Ethics...

  • Hickenlooper optimistic about fracking task force

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday announced 21 members of a new task force he hopes will be able to resolve the conflict between residents and nearby oil and gas extraction operations like drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "This is one of the most important issues I've ever worked...