Senate Bill 17-267 was recently approved by the Senate Finance Committee on a 4-1 vote. That’s potentially bad news for taxpayers, and sick people. The bill would make Colorado’s state budget less transparent, reduce legislative and taxpayer control over state spending, create two new slush funds outside of legislative control, increase state indebtedness, and use […]
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A new report on the House Republican American Health Care Act finds the plan would leave $15 billion in Medicaid costs for Colorado to pay, end the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and likely leave more than 420,000 residents without health care coverage. The bleak findings of the progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities are shocking […]
Showing no partisan love for embattled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, told the sometimes angry, confrontational audience in his first Trump-era town hall meeting Wednesday night that Spicer should step down. “He needs to go,” Coffman said of Spicer.
Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]
Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense […]
That didn’t last long. After announcing he was running for governor of Colorado early Wednesday morning, Republican George Brauchler enjoyed a honeymoon that lasted just six hours before the attacks started coming.
Colorado House members on Wednesday drew up 93 amendments to this year’s state “long bill” budget proposal. Members are reviewing them together in caucus meetings before floor debate begins on the $26.8 billion Thursday afternoon. The number of amendments seems high but the general topics they seek to address, at least so far, come as […]
Republican George Brauchler, the district attorney who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooter, officially launched his campaign for governor of Colorado on Wednesday.