What do fine speeches filled with lofty sentiment matter? Maybe a lot. The work-week ended Friday with the inauguration of Donald Trump. It began Monday with the celebration of Martin Luther King Day. It was a week of mixed national feelings, a week of victorious jubilation and bitter protest demonstration.
Timeline of Friday’s events as Donald Trump is inaugurated president of the United States (all times MST): Before the ceremony — 6:30 a.m.: Donald and Melania Trump attend service at St. John’s Church
There’s an American flag that’s probably 6 feet wide and 10 feet long hung on a wall in state Sen. Ray Scott’s office. “Well, I couldn’t find a bigger one,” he jokes. The flag is probably bigger than 6 by 10. It looks huge — and not because Scott’s office is one of the cramped […]
The first meeting of the Senate’s Republican-led Select Committee on Energy and the Environment wrapped Thursday after two hours of testimony and barely a hint of partisan rancor or ideological fury. “This is obviously something new for all of us,” said committee Chairman Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. “This committee is charged with the responsibility of […]
“A lot of moving parts” and a “very, very difficult budget to set” were among the descriptions given to the House Transportation & Energy and Senate Transportation committees regarding funding one of the key areas before the Colorado General Assembly. At the Wednesday, Jan. 19, joint committee meeting, Joint Budget Committee members explained recent changes […]
The Mike Johnston for Colorado campaign has made its first hire, Gabe Uy as organizing director. Responsible for all online as well as community organizing, Uy served most recently as deputy organizing director for Hillary for Colorado and the Colorado Democratic Party, and previously served as deputy field director for the Nevada State Democratic Party.
As battery storage technology has progressed, more Coloradans are installing them as backup power sources, but finding electric utilities are charging burdensome fees, according to state Sen. Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder. Fenberg is the main sponsor of bipartisan legislation to protect Colorado consumers’ right to install electrical storage systems on their own property for later use […]
A bill creating a new misdemeanor offense for the illegal sale of marijuana through advertising in print or online passed its first legislative test Wednesday, Jan. 18. The state Senate Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 17-015, sponsored by Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, for consideration by the full Senate. The House sponsor is Rep. Dan Pabon, […]