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State Senators Reject Lowering Credit Cap Limits

co-state-capitol-300 Colorado senators have overwhelmingly rejected an effort to reduce finance charges on some credit cards. The Democratic bill failed 6-1 in a Senate committee yesterday. The measure would have capped finance charges on credit cards from Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Tuition Hike Cap

Tuition-300A measure to permanently cap tuition hikes at Colorado’s public colleges and universities has been rejected in the state Legislature. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-4 on party lines yesterday to reject a bill to extend the current 6 percent hike cap indefinitely. The defeat was a Continue reading

Senate to Take up Same-sex Unions

civil-union-3001The Colorado Senate is headed for a showdown over same-sex unions. A Democratic senator has proposed a bill to smooth Colorado’s transition from civil unions to same-sex marriage equality. The measure would answer questions like: Do Continue reading

State of the State Address to be Delivered Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address today is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years. While the economy on the Western Slope has been stagnant, areas of the Front Range have been improving. The Democratic governor’s annual speeches to lawmakers have also Continue reading

Gardner Joins Barrasso in Introducing Natural Gas Legislation

gardnerShortly after being sworn in yesterday, Senator Cory Gardner joined Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming and introduced the bipartisan “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act” to expedite the approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. The legislation builds on previous efforts to expedite LNG export applications, including Senator Gardner’s House Continue reading

Spending Bill Would Delay Protections on Grouse

sage_grouse-300A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Continue reading

Hickenlooper Discusses State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper says Colorado voters would be resistant to let government keep money above the limit set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, even though areas of the budget can use the funding. The Democratic governor made the comments yesterday while presenting lawmakers with his proposed state budget for next year. Hickenlooper said during his re-election Continue reading

Hickenlooper Defeats Beauprez

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Colorado gubernatorial race has been called a win for the incumbent John Hickenlooper.  With 93% of the vote counted, Hickenlooper is 22,000 votes ahead of Republican challenger Bob Beauprez.  Hickenlooper came under fire during his first term for his lack of decision making, and his positions on guns, energy, health Continue reading

Clinton Stumping for Udall…Again

hillaryHillary Clinton is back in Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Senator Mark Udall. On Tuesday she headlined a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Governor John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff. Clinton has been Continue reading

Tipton Endorsed by Durango Herald

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Representative Scott Tipton has picked up an endorsement from a Colorado newspaper. The Durango Herald this week praised Tipton for his fight against federal regulations on water, land, energy, and species issues among others. While the publication says that sometimes Tipton’s anti-regulation mindset goes too far, his questions regarding the intentions of the federal government are “relevant and worthy of Continue reading

Hickenlooper Makes Deal to Legislate Fracking

frackingGovernor John Hickenlooper says legislation should result next year from a commission he’s created to study hydraulic fracturing in Colorado.  The Continue reading

Hickenlooper Opposes Energy Ballot Measures

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300A day after giving up on a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke with industry allies about his opposition to proposed Colorado ballot measures to limit drilling.  Hickenlooper is spoke yesterday afternoon at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.  The Democratic governor reiterated his Continue reading