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Colorado House wrestles with an evangelical moment

State Rep. Lori Saine, R-Firestone, talks in the lobby outside the House chamber, April 5. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
State House Minority Whip Lori Saine said she had been working on the memorial resolution offered for Bill Armstrong during a joint session of the Legislature on and off for a year. Same with the eulogy she delivered — and she was clearly charged with deep feeling as she read it out to a chamber […]

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On the 2017 legislative session, transportation lobbyist sees hope in the wreckage

Sandra Hagen Solin, founder of Capitol Solutions, in a Capitol lobby, 10 May 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
Sandra Hagen Solin, spokesperson for the Fix Colorado Roads economic-development coalition, worked the legislative trenches all year to bring Capitol leaders to a place where they could make a deal to pass a major transportation funding proposal. After months of back and forth, leadership this session brought out House Bill 1242, which failed spectacularly. Critics […]

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Knights of Columbus warn that Joe Salazar’s Columbus Day ban would fulfill Klan’s plan

State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, speaks at the Colorado Democratic Party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11 2017, at the Marriott Denver City Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” […]

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Wheat Ridge demands return of records detailing billionaire’s stake in liquor giant Applejack

The American and Colorado flags fly at the state Capitol in Denver on a sunny day on March 9, 2017. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Saying the city released records it shouldn’t have, an attorney representing the city of Wheat Ridge is demanding the immediate return of dozens of pages of documents concerning a 2014 liquor license application for a new owner of Applejack Wine and Spirits obtained in March under the Colorado Open Records Act, The Colorado Statesman has […]

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Late liquor license bill pits smaller stores against some local retail giants

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Brett Jones, a sales representative with High Country Beverage, stocks 3.2-percent alcohol content beer at a Safeway store in Fort Collins, Colo. Colorado's unusual requirement that most grocery stores sell only low-alcohol beer could be ending as a bill wends its way through the state legislature, which closes its 2016 session on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (Valerie Mosley/The Coloradoan via AP)

Legislation introduced Tuesday to permit independent liquor stores to amass more than twice as many licenses as last year’s landmark compromise allows has groups representing smaller merchants warning the move will devastate Colorado’s mom-and-pop retail landscape, but the bill’s sponsors and supporters say it’s simply an attempt to level the playing field.

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