Author:

Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

Tim Kaine. File photo.
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2012 file photo, packs of cigarettes are seen on display at a news stand in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. speaks at the International Ironworkers convention, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Campaign 2016 Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
"Already under fire for lying to the American people about her illegal email server, Clinton is continuing to align herself with an Administration that has continually lied to Americans as well," said Donald Trump's campaign. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Colorado Sen. Irene Aguilar, right, who is a physician at Denver Health, helps deliver more than 156,000 signatures to put a health care question on the 2016 ballot, outside the offices of the Colorado Secretary of State, in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
LEGISLATURE OPENING
State Representatives Pete Lee listens to speeches during the opening session of the Colorado General Assembly Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Colorado State Capitol. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Campaign 2016 Why It Matters
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donal Trump in these 2016 file photos. Clinton and Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign. But decisions to be made by President Trump or President Clinton are going to matter to home and hearth. (AP Photo)
Former Colorado state Senator Greg Brophy compares the U.S. Constitution to the Colorado constitution. (Stephanie Alderton / Fort Morgan Times)
Black Lawmakers Police
In this photo taken Feb. 19, 2016, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. speaks in Columbia, S.C. Americans have questioned the state of race relations after gun violence directed at police officers as well as shootings by police. Last week, a black Army veteran killed five police officers in Dallas in revenge for police shooting black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Minneapolis suburbs. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)