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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Republican Senate hopefuls debate; Amy Stephens defends health exchange bill, takes jab at Ken Buck

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Six Republicans vying for a place on the ballot opposing U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in 2014 agreed on much, threw only a few punches at each other and collectively despised Udall's record. The debate, run by political reporters and an editor from the The Denver Post, pitted the three...

  • Ethics panel decides it has no conflict in hearing complaint against Hickenlooper

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado Ethics Commission ruled Tuesday that three commissioners who donated to Gov. John Hickenlooper's campaign prior to joining the board do not have a conflict that precludes them from deciding on a complaint against the governor. Commissioner William Leone said...

  • Colorado makes pitch for 2016 Republican National Convention

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Democrats and Republicans came together Monday to unveil Denver's hefty application to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. "This is not about partisan politics," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat. "This is about business for Denver." The convention would...

  • Another Republican jumps into governor's race

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Roni Bell Sylvester, a rancher from LaSalle, is the seventh Republican to enter the Colorado governor race, but she's not daunted by the odds. "I have the cleanup crew," Sylvester said, referencing a group of close associates who she has worked with for years on policy research and...

  • Lamborn touted military record during Business Alliance luncheon Thursday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn touted his work to spare the defense budget from sequestration cuts during a luncheon where he told constituents about the state of the 5th Congressional District. "It is critical that the military does not turn into a budgetary punching bag," Lamborn said....

  • Two tax-break bills move forward, another killed in Colorado legislative committee

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    DENVER - The House Finance Committee approved tax credits for developers of affordable housing and a tax holiday for back to school, but Democrats killed a bill that would have created a tax holiday for firearms. Rep. Crisanta Duran's House Bill 1017 would create affordable housing...

  • Four GOP candidates debate in race for Colorado governor

    Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    As Republican candidates for Colorado governor introduced themselves to the electorate Tuesday night at a debate held by The Denver Post, the two top fundraisers were conspicuously absent and drew fire from opponents. Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former Congressman Tom...

  • 'Bumper crop' of Colorado tax credits proposed by state legislators

    Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado lawmakers say that they don't want to give away the farm this legislative session, but a slew of bills propose selling the milk cow. It's an election year with a growing economy, and lawmakers have responded with proposed tax credits, tax exemptions and private...

  • Several Colorado lawmakers looking to close the gap in child care

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    DENVER - When Andrea Konig was asked to look after her 3-year-old grandson, she faced a hard truth that she couldn't quit her job but also couldn't afford child care. "It would have been impossible," said Konig, whose older grandson accidentally drowned in a hot tub in Breckenridge...

  • Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin apologizes for 'insensitive' gun remark

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    A freshman Colorado Springs lawmaker apologized Thursday for a gaffe he said was insensitive to the families of 12 victims in the Aurora shooting. Sen. Bernie Herpin, a Republican, said he was trying to make a point about how last year's Democrat-sponsored gun laws have been...

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