Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Colorado senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities


    DENVER - Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations. "As you grapple with difficult force structure decisions and the confines of the...

  • Paul to Denver crowd: Government should mind its business


    DENVER - A few hours after meeting with leaders of Colorado's marijuana industry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul didn't talk about legalizing pot when he addressed a crowd of about 300 packed into a bar in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood Tuesday. The Republican presidential hopeful from...

  • Colorado's TABOR law will be reviewed in appeals court


    DENVER - The U.S. Supreme Court didn't take up a legal challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, known as TABOR, and instead remitted the case back to the federal court of appeals for reconsideration Tuesday. A group of 33 plaintiffs, including current and former lawmakers,...

  • Scott Walker gives shout-out to Colorado Springs during Denver speech

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    DENVER - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an all-but-announced 2016 presidential candidate, shouted out to his birthplace - Colorado Springs - Saturday night before thousands at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Walker, who headlined the three-day event, said his father was a...

  • For Rick Perry it's all about states' rights

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Long-time Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought his southern drawl to the stage at the Western Conservative Summit asking the country to “saddle up and ride” with him. He espoused the importance of having a president who respects state’s rights, using Texas’ growth in economy, improved...

  • At Western Conservative Summit Huckabee calls for fair tax, trade reform

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Gov. Mike Huckabee blamed America’s economic woes on a broken trade and import export policy that is only getting worse, starting with the new free trade bill that passed out of Congress last week. The presidential hopeful is on the campaign trail again after taking a seven-year...

  • Western Conservative Summit abuzz with news of Supreme Court rulings

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    DENVER - On the heels of the Supreme Court upholding a key part of the Affordable Care Act and striking down more than a dozen states' bans on gay marriage, conservatives gathered in Denver to look to 2016. The Western Conservative Summit was buzzing with the news as it kicked off...

  • LGBT group at Western Conservative Summit weighs in on Supreme Court ruling

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The nation’s largest group of gay, lesbian and transgender conservatives is literally sharing a table with Colorado’s Republican Party at the Western Conservative Summit this weekend in downtown Denver. The Log Cabin Republicans were slighted by the organizers of the event – Colorado...

  • Western Conservative Summit bringing GOP presidential hopefuls to Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Seven of the GOP's 15 presidential hopefuls will be in Denver on Friday for the Western Conservative Summit, and each will share leadership plans with thousands of potential delegates. This is the sixth year of the three-day summit and arguably the biggest with about 4,000 delegates...

  • El Paso-Teller judge bypassed again as Gov. Hickenlooper makes Colorado Supreme Court appointment

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Appeals Court Judge Richard L. Gabriel was named the newest member of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, filling the vacancy that will be created when Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. retires in September. Gabriel, a registered Democrat, was one of...

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