At a raucous meeting hosted Thursday by the Colorado Department of Transportation and hijacked by angry residents of the Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods in central Denver, the presence of three members of the Legislature made a splash. There was state Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran in the front row mostly watching and listening to the angry […]
Senate President Kevin Grantham seems confident a quarter of the way into the legislative session that lawmakers are moving toward tackling the session’s big priority item: They’re going to agree to raise funds for desperately needed transportation upgrades around the state. That’s what he told constituents in his periodic “Dome to Home” newsletter this weekend. […]
Calling former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt “the wrong choice for EPA administrator,” a Democratic state senator said Friday that Colorado will have to chart its own environmental course and reject the direction it looks like Washington is taking.
Although it starts with a splash of levity, the House Republican caucus’s weekly video update quickly moves onto more serious ground. “This is Jim Wilson from Salida, Colorado,” says state Rep. Yuelin Willett, R-Grand Junction, as his serious gaze dissolves into a grin and an imposing figure enters the frame, shooing away the imposter. “Not […]
Did you receive President Trump’s “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey”? It arrived in the email boxes of Trump campaign supporters today. It’s more evidence in the growing pile that the White House has landed on the way it plans to right the ship. The stumbles of the first weeks of the administration, according to a “senior […]
The Colorado Democratic Party plans to hand out a slew of awards at the party’s 84th Annual Dinner, including a new award honoring a young volunteer — although this year it’s going to two recipients. Honorees this year include state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, the party’s Rising Star Award winter; U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Democrat […]
Three of the four candidates for chair of the Colorado Democratic Party sounded the alarm and raised the roof campaigning for the post at Denver County’s reorganization meeting on Saturday. Former Senate President Morgan Carroll, Colorado Democratic Party 2nd vice chair Barbara Jones and Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck made their pitches to the […]
If anyone could prevent President Donald Trump from trotting out another lurid, baseless allegation of widespread voter fraud, it might be affable and informed Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Williams this week has descended into the belly of the beast: He is in Washington DC, where labor secretary nominees and national security advisors come […]
In Colorado, sponsors call the legislative proposal a “campus free speech bill.” Sponsors in Tennessee call their version the “Milo Bill,” after Milo Yiannopoulos, the right-wing provocateur and Breitbart News editor, whose deliberately offensive college speaking appearances have often generated protest and occasionally violence. Colorado’s Senate Bill 62 is being sponsored by libertarian-conservative Tim Neville, […]
A bipartisan coalition of metro-area mayors on Thursday called on members of the Legislature to pass Republican-sponsored legislation aimed at spurring condominium construction by adjusting the rules for settling disputes over construction defects.