Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir oversees Colorado Politics’ media outreach, including its blog and newsletter. A longtime journalist and 25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, a Gazette editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.


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Recent Posts by Dan Njegomir

Happy day, MLK: State offices are closed, and the annual Marade is on!

The General Assembly won’t be in session today for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and most federal, state and local government offices will be closed. Which means political junkies will have to find something to do, for a change, besides lurking in the shadows and recesses of the Capitol Building and talking intrigue. Here’s one idea: […]

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One take w/Peter & Joey: Bipartisanship is in the air, but for how long?’s Joey Bunch, Peter Marcus and Mary MacCarthy (she’s the one on your side of the camera) met at Denver’s Union Station to talk transportation, health care and pretty much anything else that’s going to eat up the state’s budget. How to pay for them? How else? Bipartisanship! That was the word on just about every lawmaker’s lips […]

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Top of the week: Watch ‘bipartisanship’ give way to business as usual

Happy King Day! There will be a “marade,” a rodeo and a whole lot of closed government offices — all good things — in honor of the legendary civil rights leader. No legislatin’ today! Look for some details on that below in today’s Now that the short, opening week of the General Assembly’s 2017 […]

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State GOP Vice Chair Wilburn pondering a bid for party’s top post

A third prospect for GOP state party chair is pondering a run for the post, according to Colorado Pols. (Why do we so often look left for the latest skinny on the right?) He’s Derrick Wilburn, the current state Republican vice chair and a founder of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. Pols reports that Wilburn told KLZ 560-AM radio’s […]

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National School Choice week will be back on the West Steps

Every year advocates of charter schools, online learning and other alternatives to traditional neighborhood public schools rally at the State Capitol and meet with lawmakers and the general public to raise awareness for their cause. It’s a cause that continues to stir plenty of debate in the legislature and around the rest of the building — and, […]

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While all eyes were on the #coleg this week, the Dems took over …

… at the State Board of Education, just across the street. Not in a way that was either devious or diabolical, mind you. It was all on the up-and-up. Last November’s election resulted in the ouster of a Republican member of the board, Debora Scheffel, by Democrat Rebecca McClellan. That shifted the board’s balance of […]

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VIDEO: House speaker, Senate prez react to Hick’s State of the State speech

Right after today’s State of the State speech,’s Joey Bunch grabbed — politely, of course — Democratic House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham for their first thoughts on the governor’s address. Listen in.

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