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City auditor: $241,000 in back pay owed to city contract workers

Belhu Armidew, left, smiles as he receives a check in November 2016 from Denver Auditor Tim O’Brien for wages he should have received as a shuttle bus driver at DIA.

A Denver contractor cut checks for nearly $250,000 to dozens of its employees after city officials discovered a payroll error during a routine city audit. Nelson Pipeline Constructors, a subcontractor on Beeler Park construction in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood, failed to pay 91 employees wages totaling $241,000 due to a classification error, City Auditor Timothy O’Brien […]

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Bennet: Trump should donate profits from other facets of business empire

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is challenging President Donald Trump’s pledge to donate all profits from foreign governments patronizing his hotels to the U.S. Treasury, noting all the businesses bearing the president’s name should fall under the commitment. In a letter sent last week to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, his third to the Trump administration […]

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#Coleg Week 16: Transportation-hospital fee moments of truth, fueling stations by Xcel, repealing Columbus Day, rolling coal…

Colorado's "gold dome."

Two-and-a-half weeks till closing time, and there’s plenty of business left to conduct in this building. All eyes will be watching transportation-funding House Bill 1242. It’s being heard Tuesday in the Senate Finance committee. It’s one of the big-deal top-priority bills of the session, and it seems doomed. Will there be amendments? Will someone have […]

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ICYMI: More on the “Hamilton Electors,” Mines to expand, “right to disagree” bill dies and more

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Remember those so-called “Hamilton Electors?” Of course you do. They were four of the nine Colorado Democratic electors who joined a national movement to try to thwart Donald Trump’s election through the Electoral College process. The plan was to get enough electors nationwide to band together and vote for an alternate candidate, keeping Trump from […]

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Colorado bill to force candidates to release tax returns not winning GOP support

President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

House Democrats passed a bill Friday that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release the latest five years of their tax returns in order to appear on voter ballots in Colorado. House Bill 1328, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Edie Hooton from Boulder and Chris Hansen from Denver, joined a list of similar bills […]

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