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Republicans senators, including Colorado's Gardner, vote to allow health care debate
Republicans senators, including Colorado's Gardner, vote to allow health care debate

By: Erin Prater - 0 2 hr ago

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted Tuesday to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law, lending a crucial...

Colorado Republican continues to stir the pot on tax for bicycle road use
Colorado Republican continues to stir the pot on tax for bicycle road use

By: Joey Bunch - 0 2 hr ago

Last week Colorado Politics was the first to tell you about Sen. Ray Scott's talk on social media about taxing bicycles. In an interview with us, the...

Pueblo state senator angry over rate hike request from Black Hills Energy
Pueblo state senator angry over rate hike request from Black Hills Energy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 7 hr ago

State Sen. Leroy Garcia is infuriated that energy customers in southern Colorado face a rate hike, when they already pay some of the highest rates in...

WATCH: Republicans bust a move for the Western Conservative Summit
WATCH: Republicans bust a move for the Western Conservative Summit

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

As the Ambassador of Soul, Colorado's Biff Gore, performed "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," a few partisans danced stiffly in front of a stage at the Colorado...

ACLU sues Colorado Department of Corrections over lack of Hepatitis C treatment
ACLU sues Colorado Department of Corrections over lack of Hepatitis C treatment

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Yesterday

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal class-action lawsuit aimed at pressuring the Colorado Department of Corrections to expand treatment for...

Brauchler picks up gubernatorial staw poll win at Western Conservative Summit

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Yesterday

Republican George Brauchler won the Western Conservative Summit's straw poll for next year's gubernatorial election in Colorado with nearly twice the...

Trump lawyer says in Denver no pardons discussed, no collusion occurred
Trump lawyer says in Denver no pardons discussed, no collusion occurred

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

How does Donald Trump's lawyer define collusion? That it's not illegal and nobody he knows has done it. And you know what else Jay Sekulow told a...

Black Hills Energy proposes rate hikes to cover gas generator
Black Hills Energy proposes rate hikes to cover gas generator

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, Jul 23, 2017

Black Hills Energy is asking the state Public Utilities Commission for a package of rate hikes to help pay for a gas-fired generator in Pueblo to...

Dissatisfaction with GOP health care plans dominates Colorado Springs forum
Dissatisfaction with GOP health care plans dominates Colorado Springs forum

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Dissatisfaction with GOP health care plans dominates Colorado Springs forum

Education Secretary DeVos pushes school choice in Denver
Education Secretary DeVos pushes school choice in Denver

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended her push to expand charter schools and vouchers before a conservative audience in Denver on Thursday....

It's official: Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients to remain protected as national monument
It's official: Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients to remain protected as national monument

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Cortez is no longer under review and will remain protected, federal officials announced on...

Colorado leaders - but not all - show respect for McCain after diagnosis
Colorado leaders - but not all - show respect for McCain after diagnosis

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Colorado's congressional members reacted to the news of Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis with the support and deep respect for the statesman...

Grand Junction's Scott: Tax bicycles, they use the roads, too
Grand Junction's Scott: Tax bicycles, they use the roads, too

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Senate Republicans in the last legislative session wouldn't allow any new taxes to pay for roads, but Sen. Ray Scott has found one he can embrace:...

Colorado studying effect of personal breathalyzers 
Colorado studying effect of personal breathalyzers 

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

DENVER — The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to know if having access to a mobile breathalyzer decreases a person's risk of getting another...

ALEC puts Colorado label on business-friendly policies for lawmakers
ALEC puts Colorado label on business-friendly policies for lawmakers

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its three-day annual gathering in Denver Wednesday to tilt state legislators from across the...

Western Conservative Summit in Denver missing Trump officials this weekend
Western Conservative Summit in Denver missing Trump officials this weekend

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Jul 18, 2017

They've all been to the Western Conservative Summit before: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, HUD Secretary Ben...

Insights:  Who's terrified about Medicaid? Some you probably know
Insights: Who's terrified about Medicaid? Some you probably know

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Since politics is played like football now, Americans are left to decide who to root for on health care reforms - the taxpayers or Medicaid recipients....

Secretary of State Wayne Williams blasted for bowing to White House voter data request
Secretary of State Wayne Williams blasted for bowing to White House voter data request

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jena Griswold blasted Republican incumbent Wayne Williams on Friday for agreeing to go along with a White House...

Colorado health insurers propose 27 percent rate hike in 2018
Colorado health insurers propose 27 percent rate hike in 2018

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Rates could rise about 27 percent next year for Coloradans buying their own health insurance amid turmoil surrounding Republicans' health care reform...

Rein promoted to serve as state engineer
Rein promoted to serve as state engineer

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Deputy State Engineer Kevin Rein has been appointed to serve as the new state engineer, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced. Rein served as...

Lamborn too busy to fret 'ambitions of local politicians'
Lamborn too busy to fret 'ambitions of local politicians'

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Darryl who? U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't have time until late Wednesday to comment on news he'll be facing a second challenger in next year's...

With Perlmutter out, 7th CD fundraising picks up steam
With Perlmutter out, 7th CD fundraising picks up steam

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

State Rep. Brittany Pettersen, a Democrat hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter in Colorado's 7th Congressional District, will report raising more...

Democrat Griswold announces run for Colorado secretary of state
Democrat Griswold announces run for Colorado secretary of state

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Declaring she will "stand up against the Trump Administration, and protect Coloradans' right to vote," Democrat Jena Griswold on Wednesday launched her...

Colorado's GOP gubernatorial hopefuls hit Hickenlooper with criticism over climate order
Colorado's GOP gubernatorial hopefuls hit Hickenlooper with criticism over climate order

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Republicans who want to take his place after next year's election pelted Gov. John Hickenlooper with criticism Tuesday when the Democrat declared that...

Williams stops release of Colorado voter data after Trump election commission asks for delay
Williams stops release of Colorado voter data after Trump election commission asks for delay

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The White House election commission that's caused such a stir with its request for troves of voter data from every state hit the pause button Monday....

Hickenlooper commits Colorado to Paris climate accord, stirs praise and outrage
Hickenlooper commits Colorado to Paris climate accord, stirs praise and outrage

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed an executive order committing Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with a global climate...

An emotional Perlmutter bows out of governor's race, will not run again for Congress
An emotional Perlmutter bows out of governor's race, will not run again for Congress

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

An emotional Ed Perlmutter said Tuesday that he does not have "enough fire in the belly" to juggle both a gubernatorial campaign and to serve in...

Authorities warn immigrants about fraud involving' notarios' 
Authorities warn immigrants about fraud involving' notarios' 

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

DENVER — Colorado and federal authorities are asking immigrant communities to report fraudulent immigration consultants who often advertise themselves...

Bennet: There's nothing McConnell won't do to pass GOP health care bill
Bennet: There's nothing McConnell won't do to pass GOP health care bill

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, is warning against underestimating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's ability to pass...

More problems on horizon for troubled Colorado immigrant driver's license program
More problems on horizon for troubled Colorado immigrant driver's license program

By: - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Colorado’s driver’s license program for people living in the U.S. illegally has been hobbled since its start three years ago, and efforts to fix and...