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Jesse Mallory takes reins at Americans For Prosperity-Colorado from Michael Fields

Americans for Prosperity Colorado state director Jesse Mallory, left, and former state director Michael Fields, a senior director of issue education for the Americnas for Prosperity Foundation (Mallory photo courtesy AFP-Colorado, Fields photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado statesman)

After serving as chief of staff for the Colorado Senate Republicans for five sessions, Jesse Mallory takes over as state director of Americans for Prosperity-Colorado, the influential conservative organization announced Monday. AFP-Colorado’s previous state director, Michael Fields, was named senior director of issue education for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a related organization, he announced […]

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YESTERYEAR: Ritter, Caldara face off over School Finance Act

Twenty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … A new welfare law was finally agreed upon and the Legislature narrowly averted a special session. “That’s the art of compromise,” Gov. Roy Romer said. He said he would sign the latest version of the state’s welfare reform law that had successfully met the requirements […]

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For what it’s worth, Caldara says he’s going forward on transportation initiative

Jon Caldara (Screen shot via The Independence Institute)

As news rippled around the Capitol on Thursday morning that the future of legislative leadership’s grand bargain transportation bill was growing dimmer by the hour, Jon Caldara snacked at the cafe across the street, scrolling through a list of transportation ballot initiatives filed Wednesday by the contracting community and that closely mirror teetering House Bill […]

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Democrat Andy Kerr formally announces he’s running for Congressional District 7 seat

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, declares he's running for the 7th Congressional District seat as his wife, Tammy, and his son Braden, stand by his side on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Dunston Middle School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

“My name is Andy Kerr, and I am running for Congress,” the Democratic state senator told a crowd of family, friends, colleagues and supporters filling the gymnasium as he began his speech at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same way U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — at that time a former […]

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Lakewood Democrat Andy Kerr plans to announce run for 7th Congressional District seat Wednesday

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, addresses a rally in support of public education on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Denver's Civic Center Park. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

With a promise to fight for education, jobs and the Colorado way of life, state Sen. Andy Kerr, a Lakewood Democrat, plans to announce on Wednesday afternoon he’s running for the 7th Congressional District seat represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who declared Sunday he’s running for governor in next year’s election.

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ICYMI: Forgery no-no, SAT test sure looks new, teen seeks DPS board seat and more

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A couple of Mesa County women didn’t fool anyone when they allegedly tried to cast second ballots in last fall’s general election by forging the names of current or former relatives. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported the two face possible voter fraud charges. It doesn’t sound like the SAT test this year’s 11th graders […]

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Noonan: TABOR is 25 and too alive and too well

Paula Noonan
Colorado’s population in 1992 was 3.5 million. Census projections put the state’s population in 2017 at 5.5 million. In 1992, 812,308 citizens — 53.68 percent of voters — said yes to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), and 700,906 citizens — 46.32 percent of voters — said no. Not to make too fine a point, […]

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The $26.8 billion question: How to sell the 2017 budget

Sen Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, speaks at the Capitol on February 16, Agriculture Day. (Photo by Roxann Elliott/The Colorado Statesman)
Now that the Colorado state budget proposal has appeared and lawmakers are wrangling over the numbers, the political narratives that will be used to sell the budget to voters and to defend against constituent anger in elections to come are taking shape. This year it seems unquestionable that it will be a tougher budget for […]

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ICYMI: Boulder tells county to butt out, homeless camping ordinance in court, pot stores steal workers

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The City of Boulder is many things to many people, sometimes largely depending on your personal, political views. Some view them as one of the more forward-thinking local governments, others call them the “People’s Republic of Boulder.” Well, a story in the Boulder Camera reported that since the city is running out of space to […]

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