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Guzman: ‘I came to the Legislature to repeal the death penalty’

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman talks about her proposed state death penalty repeal, Feb. 15, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)
Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman’s death penalty repeal bill was voted down by Republicans in committee last Wednesday, just as she expected. Speaking before the hearing, Guzman said she hoped mainly that the bill would foster heartfelt conversation on the issue. “It was not to be,” she said. She thinks she might have pulled off […]

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Crowder: Colorado’s rural hospitals facing plight

Sen. Larry Crowder

The future of health care has been in the news a lot recently. The intended repeal of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare” has generated more questions than answers. However, one thing is for certain. The upcoming plight of Colorado’s rural hospitals is not in question. Last year, the state Legislature voted not to […]

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Democrats Kerr, Pettersen poised to run for Perlmutter’s seat if he runs for governor

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, state Rep. Brittany Pettersen, D-Lakewood, and U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter speak with constituents at a town hall sponsored by Lakewood legislators on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at the Lakewood Cultural Center. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Two Lakewood Democrats say they’re likely to run next year for the 7th Congressional District seat represented by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter if the six-term incumbent Democrat jumps in the race for governor. State Rep. Brittany Pettersen told The Colorado Statesman this week that she will run for the suburban congressional seat if Perlmutter seeks […]

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YESTERYEAR: El Paso County GOP repeals and replaces the ‘RINOs’

The University of Colorado’s four Alumni Associations held their annual Legislative/Alumni Party with the theme: CU at the Bierstube! Nearly 400 people attended including 55 legislators, alumni, CU officials, and the Board of Regents. Rep. Paul Zimmerman, CU Boulder Alumni Director Kent Zimmerman, and Reps. Ben Clarke and Todd Saliman (Feb. 1997).
… Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … An El Paso County Republican saga continued with self-proclaimed “true conservatives” toppling the “old guard,” seizing the reins of El Paso’s Grand Old Party. After staking their campaigns on pro-life and Christian values, they went on to capture the top three party offices and […]

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PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

Outgoing Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Don Ytterberg talks about his experience leading the county party for the past eight years at the county GOP's reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green […]

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Who has she lined up? Guzman set to make case for Colorado death penalty repeal

Carrying the banner in preparation for Oct. 10, "World Day Against the Death Penalty" (Kurt Murrow via Flickr)

State Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman’s death penalty repeal bill, SB 95, will be heard Wednesday afternoon in the Senate Judiciary Committee. How will it fare? The Statesman considered the case in mid-January. Some points to again consider. Guzman Guzman, a well-liked, thoughtful Methodist pastor, is still perhaps the best choice on the Democratic side […]

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