More Megan Schrader Articles

  • Firearms sellers testify about background check burdens, call new laws unconstitutional

    by megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    DENVER - The first week of a trial about two new Colorado gun laws concluded Friday with the plaintiff resting and the state calling the first two witnesses from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. At issue is whether two provisions in Colorado's new gun laws - the ban on...

  • Showdown looms in federal case involving early release for inmates

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    DENVER - Attorney David Lane said he's been bombarded with phone calls regarding his lawsuit against the Department of Corrections challenging how release dates are calculated for inmates. "There are thousands of prisoners at DOC and every single one of them wants out," Lane said....

  • State budget poised to pass Senate with $21 million for firefighting air fleet

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER - The state's chief wildfire officer told lawmakers Thursday that Colorado needs amped-up aerial support to fight Colorado wildfires this year - and the governor's office pledged to fight for $20 million to make it happen. "What if we can prevent the next mega fire?" asked...

  • Colorado GOP predicts a lively assembly

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    DENVER - It's a GOP gubernatorial strategic battle for the June primary ballot with all the twists and turns expected in a seven-way scramble. There are three ways to get on the ballot: petition on with thousands of signatures from across the state; win 30 percent of the delegate vote...

  • Bentley Rayburn says he'll challenge Doug Lamborn in 5th Congressional District

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Bentley Rayburn, a retired Air Force major general, said Monday that he will run for the 5th Congressional District, saying he can do better than incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. "I think that the delegates and the alternates deserve to have an option at the assembly," Rayburn said....

  • Challenge to Colorado gun laws begins in federal court

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    DENVER - A constitutional challenge of Colorado's new gun laws began in U.S. District Court Monday and will stretch for two weeks as Second Amendment advocates try to eliminate magazine limits and universal background checks. Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove said the new laws...

  • GOP settles some races; primaries will settle others

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    In addition to anointing a new sheriff Saturday, El Paso County Republican delegates named a new clerk and recorder - longtime GOP activist Charles Broerman. Broerman handily kept his opponent from receiving the 30 percent of delegate votes at the county assembly to force a pri,ary....

  • Elder sweeps to GOP assembly victory in race for sheriff

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Bill Elder will likely be the next El Paso County Sheriff after he swept the Republican field Saturday, knocking down two candidates, including Sheriff Terry Maketa's hand-picked replacement. "There's a new sheriff in town," said El Paso County Republican Chair Daniel Cole. "We can...

  • Suthers says Mexican officials can't understand pot legalization

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Friday said Mexico's attorney general was curious about the state's recent legalization of marijuana, but also skeptical such policies could make a dent in the deadly hold of drug cartels. "Here's a guy whose country has, frankly,...

  • House budget bill debate centered around how to spend extra money

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    DENVER - The $23 billion state budget marched forward Thursday as members of the House spent an entire day scouringit, department by department, in a fight for funding. The debate lasted late Thursday but Democrats eventually passed the bill on second reading with only a few changes....

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