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Hickenlooper, Kasich plead for DACA and CHIP funding before possible government shutdown
Hickenlooper, Kasich plead for DACA and CHIP funding before possible government shutdown

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Yesterday

Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican counterpart from Ohio, Gov. John Kasich, have teamed up once again, this time to plead with Congress to pass...

Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner ramp up push for 'Gang of Six' immigration fix to avert government shutdown
Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner ramp up push for 'Gang of Six' immigration fix to avert government shutdown

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Yesterday

Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner said Thursday an immigration package they've crafted with four other senators - the bipartisan "Gang of...

Third sexual harassment complaint filed against Colorado state Rep. Steve Lebsock
Third sexual harassment complaint filed against Colorado state Rep. Steve Lebsock

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Cassie Tanner, a former legislative aide and one of five women who have publicly accused Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock of sexual misconduct, announced...

Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown
Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Colorado's congressional delegation continued their effort this week to block the federal government's new crackdown on marijuana use and sales ......

Denver's 'Marade' marches on despite bitter cold
Denver's 'Marade' marches on despite bitter cold

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Monday's quick-hit storm that turned Denver city streets into solid ice may have turned away some of those who planned to participate in the 32nd...

Battle lines being drawn over how Colorado sets political boundaries
Battle lines being drawn over how Colorado sets political boundaries

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

The battle is heating up over how Colorado draws its legislative and congressional boundaries. After failing to knock out a pair of proposed...

Duran's high profile rooted in Colorado goals
Duran's high profile rooted in Colorado goals

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Speaker Crisanta Duran, 37, is ending her House career at an age when many lawmakers are barely getting started. In the last two years, Duran's...

INSIGHTS: A cloud hangs over a Capitol that knows rain
INSIGHTS: A cloud hangs over a Capitol that knows rain

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

What will surprise me this session? I asked Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham that question over country fried steak and gravy New Year's...

TABOR author Douglas Bruce loses bid to appeal convictions that sent him to jail
TABOR author Douglas Bruce loses bid to appeal convictions that sent him to jail

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Douglas Bruce, the author of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights who was convicted of tax evasion in 2011 for filing false tax returns and failure to pay...

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries
Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole...

Hickenlooper addresses roads, rural needs, marijuana in State of the State
Hickenlooper addresses roads, rural needs, marijuana in State of the State

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Along with the growling tractors in the Brush Fourth of July parade and the smell of barbecue in Sterling Gov. John Hickenlooper talked about roads,...

With both mirth and serious words, the 2018 Colorado General Assembly opens
With both mirth and serious words, the 2018 Colorado General Assembly opens

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The atmosphere at the Colorado Capitol on Wednesday was much like the first day back at college, awash in handshakes and ebullient greetings, as 100...

The return of Dr. Chaps? Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt weighs run against Democrat Tony Exum
The return of Dr. Chaps? Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt weighs run against Democrat Tony Exum

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, the Colorado Springs Republican and former Navy chaplain known as "Dr. Chaps," said Tuesday night he's forming...

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn launches bid for reelection, weighs petitioning onto primary ballot
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn launches bid for reelection, weighs petitioning onto primary ballot

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Calling himself a "proven and reliable conservative" and a friend of the Trump administration, U.S. Doug Lamborn made it official Tuesday: the Colorado...

LIVE COVERAGE: 2018 Colorado General Assembly convenes
LIVE COVERAGE: 2018 Colorado General Assembly convenes

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The 2018 Colorado General Assembly begins Wednesday. The staff of ColoradoPolitics.com will be providing live updates throughout the day.

Analysis: Gov. Hickenlooper muses about his last Colorado legislative session
Analysis: Gov. Hickenlooper muses about his last Colorado legislative session

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The first time I met Gov. John Hickenlooper was in 2003, outside a hotel in LoDo, where he was about to give a speech. We shook hands on the sidewalk,...

10 things to watch in the 2018 Colorado legislature
10 things to watch in the 2018 Colorado legislature

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Ten issues to watch in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly, which convenes Wednesday in Denver. Cloud of harassment Four legislators, two...

Colorado Rep. Lebsock releases innocence manifesto, is relieved of his committee chair
Colorado Rep. Lebsock releases innocence manifesto, is relieved of his committee chair

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

In his continuing efforts to keep from getting kicked out of the Colorado House, Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton Tuesday released a 28-page manifesto...

Colorado's congressional delegation seeks to block Sessions on pot
Colorado's congressional delegation seeks to block Sessions on pot

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - Members of Colorado's congressional delegation plan to meet this week to discuss the possibility of legislation to protect the state's...

One parent's right to use frozen embryos over the other's objection to be weighed by Colorado Supreme Court
One parent's right to use frozen embryos over the other's objection to be weighed by Colorado Supreme Court

By: - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

During three emotional days of divorce talks, Drake and Mandy Rooks managed to agree on how to divide up almost every aspect of their old lives down to...

2018 Colorado General Assembly preview: Lawmakers resume debate over roads, schools, pension fund in tense political times
2018 Colorado General Assembly preview: Lawmakers resume debate over roads, schools, pension fund in tense political times

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

After the Colorado Legislature gavels in Wednesday morning, the Gold Dome in Denver will be home to four months of rancorous partisan debate, and just...

Alamosa may take jail off table as possible sentencing option
Alamosa may take jail off table as possible sentencing option

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

ALAMOSA — A Colorado city is considering decriminalizing many municipal offenses and thus taking jail time off the table as a sentencing option. The...

Officials plan for growth of electric cars on Colorado roads
Officials plan for growth of electric cars on Colorado roads

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

DENVER — Officials expect the number of electric cars on Colorado roads to increase exponentially over the next decade, and state officials are...

Colorado Rep. Rosenthal says he's been cleared on sex complaint
Colorado Rep. Rosenthal says he's been cleared on sex complaint

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

State Rep. Paul Rosenthal, who was accused of sexual harassment in November, is apparently in the clear. The complaint that he inappropriately...

Colorado officials on Jeff Sessions' marijuana move: 'Don't freak out'
Colorado officials on Jeff Sessions' marijuana move: 'Don't freak out'

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman had no advance warning from the Department of Justice that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was planning to reverse...

Not everyone crazy about soaring metro Denver growth
Not everyone crazy about soaring metro Denver growth

By: Jessica Machetta - 0 Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Jack Keener is a Denver native who feels like he's being robbed of his city, and he's not alone. The 51-year-old McDonald's manager walked out of the...

Insights: In a web of confusion, few Colorado parties are neutral on net neutrality
Insights: In a web of confusion, few Colorado parties are neutral on net neutrality

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Between fake news and alternative facts, the average citizen is hard-pressed to understand anything out of Washington these days. The issue of net...

New Colorado law suspends driver's license for fleeing injury or fatal crashes
New Colorado law suspends driver's license for fleeing injury or fatal crashes

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Dec 30, 2017

If you leave the scene of an accident involving injury or death when the new year rings in, you just suspended your own driver's license, the Colorado...

Hickenlooper wary of US interference in Colorado regulations 
Hickenlooper wary of US interference in Colorado regulations 

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 30, 2017

ASPEN — Colorado's governor says he will work to keep U.S. officials from meddling in regulations enacted by his state while he's been in office....

Who had the best 2017 in Colorado politics? Who had the worst?
Who had the best 2017 in Colorado politics? Who had the worst?

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Dec 28, 2017

THE BEST Donna Lynne From little-known second banana to Gov. John Hickenlooper after she was appointed last year to the Democrats’ fresh-faced...