Joey Bunch


Senior political correspondent Joey Bunch has a 30-year career in journalism, including the last 14 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. He has also covered the casino industry, the environment, and civil rights in the South, and done a stint at CNN.


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Recent Posts by Joey Bunch

Rep. Justin Everett calls Democrats’ olive branch ‘bunk’

If you want a straight answer, see Justin Everett, the Republican from Littleton who has no political filter. His view on Democrats’ pledges to make transportation a priority can be summed up in one word: “Bunk.” After Gov. John Hickenlooper’ State of the State message last Thursday, most seemed, well, giddy that Democrats were ready […]

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VIDEO: Senate GOP has high hopes for small biz (and good news on bat guano)

The bat poop in Walsenburg has been taken care of, state Senate Republicans have been assured. That’s the breaking news in the caucus’ first video message. Sen. Tim Neville delivered the address. He outlined the GOP platform, which is braced by a one-seat majority in the upper chamber. Funding transportation, curbing construction defects lawsuits, ending […]

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What’s in a word? In politics, very little

As a largely unskilled person who’s pulled 30 years’ worth of paychecks at the word factory, it grieves me to break this to you. Words have never been cheaper. In politics, they’re a penny stock. Some words still matter. “I promise.” “I do.” “Roll Tide.” “Extra chili.” The political lexicon, however, has been sinking in […]

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EPA on Gold King Mine spill: We don’t have to pay for our mess

Just because bureaucrats say, “We’re from the government, we’re here to help” doesn’t mean they’re here to pay the bills, even when the government caused the problem, The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it can’t be sued for the $1.2 billion in damages it caused with the Gold King Mine spill in southwest Colorado in […]

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VIDEO: State Rep. Leslie Herod has strong thoughts on possible Obamacare repeal caught up with the newly elected representative for House District 8, Leslie Herod (D), after the governor’s State of the State address yesterday. She’s a newcomer on the House floor but no newcomer to the Capitol and has strong thoughts on the possible repeal of Obamacare.    

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Sen. Mike Merrifield eager to use delayed interactive state biking map

One of the things perhaps overshadowed in Thursday’s State of the State address was an interactive map of trails and amenities for mountain biking. Gov. John Hickenlooper told the joint session of the General Assembly the state should continue to work on the project to map our physically fit, postcard state. The governor’s speech kicked […]

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Heat of the moment: Rep. Clarice Navarro taking Pueblo Chile to D.C. party

They might serve caviar at some parties or red-meat politics at another. But that’s not Clarice Navarro’s party. The state representative from Pueblo, an ally and adviser to Donald Trump, is making sure the Pueblo Chile is on the menu. Navarro is on the host committee for the Latino Inaugural 2017 Gala in Washington, D.C., next […]

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