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CO Hospital Association Opposes Obamacare Repeal

The Colorado Hospital Association has come out in opposition against the Graham-Cassidy bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare, which is currently being considered in the United States Senate. Colorado Hospital Association President Steven Summer says the bill has the Continue reading

CO Democrats Plan To Attend Trump Inauguration

Although 60 Democrat lawmakers plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration today, all the Democrat representatives from Colorado have announced plans to attend. Senator Michael Bennett, and Representatives Jared Polis, Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette have all stated they will be in attendance at Trump’s inauguration.  All campaigned for Hillary Clinton during November’s election, but plan to be at the inauguration to show their solidarity and Continue reading

55% Of Registered Coloradans Have Voted

VOTE.2-300Going into Election Day, 1.8 million voters have cast their ballots in Colorado. The Secretary of State’s Office says Republicans lead the vote tally with roughly 652,000 ballots cast, versus 645,000 from registered Democrats followed by 527,000 from unaffiliated voters. That’s a 55% voter turnout so far, according to Secretary Wayne Williams.  If you have Continue reading

Republicans And Democrats Agree On State Budget

colorado-state-seal-300Governor Hickenlooper may soon have a state budget on his desk to sign. The bill includes a K-12 spending increase that exceeds 100 dollars per student. The Budget now goes back to Continue reading

Congress Digging Into EPA Mine Spill

EPA-300The focus on a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states is shifting to Congress, where lawmakers this week kick off a series of hearings into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency incident. Leading House and Senate Republicans said EPA officials were frustrating their attempts to investigate the spill. They want Continue reading

Rand Paul Courts Colorado Marijuana Industry

randRepublican presidential hopeful Rand Paul held a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator held a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates Continue reading

Lawmakers End Legislative Session

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells. The Senate concluded work on a student-testing Continue reading

Democrats Reject Measure to Protect Unborn Children

co-state-capitol-300Democrats rejected a Republican measure to create a new crime of fetal homicide in response to an attack last month on a pregnant woman in Longmont. Democrats who rejected the bill on a 6-5 party-line vote yesterday said the measure’s Continue reading

Legislative Session ends Wednesday

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Homeless Rights Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers have said no to a bill that would have outlined rights that homeless people have in public. A House committee voted 8-3 yesterday to reject the so-called “Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights.” The measure would have Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6th. In what’s expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, Continue reading

Bill would Give States Limited Control over Federal Lands

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republicans are joining GOP colleagues in other Western states trying to exert more control over federal lands. The state Senate gave preliminary approval yesterday to a bill giving state and local authorities so-called “concurrent Continue reading