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Bill to increase oversight of public trustees passes committee

Compromise retains appointments by Guv
The Colorado Statesman

A bill aimed at increased oversight over public trustees in Colorado was dramatically altered on Monday to retain the state’s governor-appointed public trustees, but would still require more local and state oversight over how they conduct operations.

Sandoval fostered dreams of the powerful and powerless

The Colorado Statesman

Soon after news broke that legendary North Denver power broker Paul Sandoval had died, the tributes began to pour in from across the country, remembering the tamale proprietor’s influence on local, state and national politics over four decades.

Sandoval was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last February and died at his home on Tuesday afternoon, said his wife, Paula. He was 67.

Deputy DA forces surprise primary in 18th Judicial District

The Colorado Statesman

It looks like there will be a Republican primary in the 18th Judicial District’s district attorney race after all.

Deputy District Attorney Leslie Hansen successfully petitioned onto the ballot for the 18th JD’s district attorney race after she failed to receive enough delegates at the district’s nominating assembly last month. The secretary of state’s office certified 1,487 of the submitted signatures, well exceeding the requirement of 1,000 signatures.

Dems ready for swing state showdown

Congressional, legislative seats also up for grabs
The Colorado Statesman

If Colorado Democrats didn’t yet realize their importance in the upcoming presidential election, the state party’s top politicos made sure to hammer the point home at Saturday’s state assembly.

GOP candidates nominated

Assembly delegates give nod to congressional candidates
The Colorado Statesman

Republicans at congressional district assemblies set up one surprise primary, kept two potential primary challengers off the ballot, and sent a whole lot of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum delegates to attend the Republican National Convention during a series of meetings last Thursday and Friday.

National delegates to take their voices to Charlotte

The Colorado Statesman

At Saturday’s Democratic state assembly, 1,411 delegates were in attendance. Eighty-six delegates, who have all pledged their support for President Obama, will be advancing to the national convention in Charlotte, N.C. in August.

Colorado GOP splits support among Romney, Santorum and Paul

The Colorado Statesman

At last, supporters of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney believed last week, the Republican presidential candidate would get his due in Colorado.

Baumgardner top lines in SD 8 GOP primary

The Colorado Statesman

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, won top line on the June primary ballot over incumbent state Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, at the Senate District 8 Republican assembly on Friday.

Senate approves budget with overwhelmingly bipartisan support

The Colorado Statesman

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper likes to brag about Colorado’s bipartisan approach to politics, often saying, “Unlike Washington, D.C., we have shown the rest of the country that Colorado is a place where things get done.”

Fresh choices in new Senate District 35

The Colorado Statesman

One of only four Democratic legislative primary contests this year will take place in the newly drawn Senate District 35, where voters will have the choice between two energetic political newcomers.