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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • First lady in Denver to rally with Udall

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    First lady Michelle Obama is in Denver to stump with embattled U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who Republicans have targeted in their effort to take over the Senate. Obama will speak Thursday afternooon at an event in the redeveloping River North (RiNo) Arts District just north of...

  • Both sides of racetrack gambling amendment are paying prominent Colorado Springs men for their support

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs men who publicly back the respective campaigns. Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs-based political consultant who owns a consulting...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Snoop Dogg enters Colorado politics First Wyclef Jean cut a single with gubernatorial independent candidate Mike Dunafon. Now the mayor of Glendale has the backing of Snoop Dogg, and all three released a remix of the political song "The Trap." In the song, Snoop Dogg says, "Vote Mike...

  • Widely watched U.S. Senate race offers distinct choices for Colorado voters

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The nation's eyes are on Colorado. If voters pick the younger rising GOP star from the eastern plains over the stalwart mountain-man Democratic incumbent, Republicans have a good shot at taking over the U.S. Senate for 2015. The race between U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, and Sen....

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate has Halter talking to chickens

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three grown men dressed in chicken suits to make a statement about U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate closed their mock candidate forum Thursday with the Chicken Dance and a simple "thank you." The chickens are members of the newly formed campaign committee Colorado Springs...

  • Live coverage: Gubernatorial debate in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado's embattled gubernatorial candidates will face each other Wednesday night in Colorado Springs, the next to last in a long string of public debates that began in September. Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, is in the fight of his political career against...

  • New Halter TV ad goes after Lamborn's committee attendance

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Irv Halter has released a new TV ad this time going after Congressman Doug Lamborn's attendance record in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. "In the Air Force, when you're absent without leave you get arrested," Halter, a retired Air Force general says in the ad. "In Washington...

  • 5th Congressional District underdog raises more money than incumbent Lamborn

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Irv Halter, the Democratic underdog in the 5th Congressional District race, has again raised more money than the four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs. Halter brought in $191,617 in the three months of the third quarter and has raised $706,471 so far this...

  • Republicans appear primed to take control of Senate

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Republicans appear to have slipped into the lead over the past several weeks in seven key U.S. Senate races that were once considered tossups - including Colorado - giving the GOP the Vegas odds to takeover the chambers for 2015. Two October polls give Republican Congressman Cory...

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