Speaker Hullinghorst prepares for the 2016 legislative session.
With some exceptions, Colorado’s state legislators have usually been able to avoid the ideological gridlock that’s infected our national Congress. This was true even in 2015, when the statehouse had split control for the first time since 2012.
As State Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado...
January 12 2016, 3:25 PM
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Editor's Note 1/7/16: This Ask the Mayor event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26 at Call To Arms Brewing Company. The event was originally scheduled for December 15, but was postponed due to snowy weather.
You’ve heard the complaints: Denver’s too expensive. Rent is out of...
December 10 2015, 4:21 PM
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The race to the 2016 presidential primary is heating up, but on a state level, Colorado voters have a pressing political deadline. On Tuesday, an estimated 40 percent of Colorado’s registered voters will head to the polls, according to Jerome Lovato, voting systems specialist for the state of...
November 2 2015, 3:40 PM
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The next Republican presidential debate commences at 6 p.m., this Wednesday, October 28, at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. While the venue holds around 11,000, the event will be capped at about 1,000 people because of CNBC’s strict rules on the studio audience. Even...
October 26 2015, 3:35 PM
When Colorado's voters approved recreational marijuana in 2012, the projected tax revenues from it were a primary reason we gave it the thumbs-up. By that time, the medical marijuana industry was underway and thriving, a dry run of sorts that helped ensure our residents that legalization could work...
October 20 2015, 8:00 AM
Not pictured but still palpable: The color purple.
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The headline of Newsweek's October 1st edition reads: "God, Guns, and Ganja: Colorado is the Future of American Politics."
While the article does a reasonably good job of portraying our state's curiously congruent political incongruities (bear with me), it doesn't exactly make a...
October 6 2015, 9:45 AM
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Mike Coffman spent 2014 overcoming a redrawn congressional district and a well-known Democratic challenger to maintain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He'll spend 2016 doing it all over again.
On Tuesday, former Colorado Senate President Morgan Carroll announced that she'll...
July 7 2015, 2:00 PM
Coming to a tavern near you?
The legalization of recreational marijuana for adult use in Colorado came with an agreement that, in Denver, public consumption of it would remain a no-no.
Now some prominent local activists are advocating for a change to that restriction. Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente are helping...
June 23 2015, 9:01 AM