Tag Archives: Republican

Beauprez Joins Steamboat Institute

BEAUPREZThe Steamboat Institute has announced that Bob Beauprez has joined its Board of Directors. Beauprez is a Colorado native, buffalo rancher, author, former dairyman and Member of Congress. In 2002, Beauprez was elected as Continue reading

Health Exchange Will be Scrutinized

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado’s new Republican senate majority passed two bills out of the Senate this week to increase scrutiny of executive bonuses at Colorado’s ObamaCare exchange and require a performance audit of the struggling organization. Senate Bill 15-019 sponsored by Senator Sonnenberg passed out of the Senate on a Continue reading

Tipton Says Congress is Actually Working

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300U-S Representative Scott Tipton says Congress is finally starting to move along, now that Harry Reid is no longer the Majority Leader in the Senate. There were 382 House Bills that never made it to the Senate floor in 2014, due to interference from Reid. Tipton says some of those bills are now being reintroduced. He says Continue reading

Former Senator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

steve kingA former state senator accused of falsifying time sheets for work at a sheriff’s department and a university has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The district attorney’s office added in a statement that Steve King also pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct. He was a senator, former sheriff and the Republican nominee for Mesa County Sheriff when he committed the crimes at jobs he held when the legislature was not in session. He dropped out of the sheriff’s race amid Continue reading

State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of 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 Legislative Update

co-state-capitol-300The first Republican plan to chip away at Colorado renewable-energy mandates gets a hearing Thursday in the Senate. The bill would give electricity providers more credit for rooftop solar panels, a move that would make it easier for 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

Beauprez Concedes Governor’s Race

BEAUPREZBob Beauprez has conceded the governor’s race. The Republican running to unseat Governor Hickenlooper conceded yesterday after a tight race. In an email to his supporters, Beauprez said “there just aren’t enough options to get us across the finish line.” Hickenlooper won a second term, narrowly defeating Beauprez. The race was much 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

Gardner Defeats Udall

gardnerRepublican Cory Gardner has defeated first-term Democrat Mark Udall in a heated U.S. Senate race. The contest was considered a key battleground as Republicans took control of the Senate. Udall is the first Colorado Senate incumbent to be voted out of office since 1978. Udall was counting on women voters to fend off a strong challenge from Gardner. Continue reading

Gubernatorial Race Still Too Close to Call

Ballot-300Colorado’s gubernatorial race is still too close to call. As of early this morning, John Hickenlooper had pulled ahead of Republican challenger Bob Beauprez by about 12,000 votes. Ballot counting will continue later this morning. There are still several ballots from Front Range communities that have yet to be counted, including those from Continue reading