Colorado Politics

Republicans crow, Democrats squabble as game of chicken over shutdown ends, for now

Enough Senate Democrats blinked Monday and voted with majority Republicans to fund the federal government for three more weeks — bringing an end to a three-day government shutdown — after receiving a commitment to vote on immigration legislation by early February, leading GOP lawmakers to declare grudging victory as divided Democrats endured stinging criticism from immigrant-rights supporters and other elements of the party’s base. 
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GOP primary challenger Roger Edwards rips Mike Coffman’s position on ‘progressive, left-wing’ net neutrality

Roger Edwards, the Highlands Ranch Republican challenging five-term U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in a primary, tore into the incumbent’s position on net neutrality in an email to supporters Monday, calling it “not conservative” and contrary to President Donald Trump’s plan to cut regulations.
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Colorado Editorials


January 23, 2018

The Fort Collins Coloradoan: Keeping Fort Collins great will mean looking hard at its sales tax rate

Much has changed in Fort Collins since 2010, when voters agreed to increase the city sales tax to shore up services such as police and fire protection, transportation and parks.

January 23, 2018

The Denver Post: Uranium mines in Bears Ears? Shame on Trump.

A uranium company that is headquartered in Colorado “lobbied extensively” for President Donald Trump to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument, according to an investigation in last Sunday’s New York Times.

January 23, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Code enforcement busy

Pueblo’s city code enforcement officers were busy in 2017, receiving and handling 6,157 complaints, an increase of 1,670 over the previous year’s 4,487 complaints.

January 23, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Celebrate the gift of school choice

The local nonprofit Parents Challenge expects hundreds of parents, students, teachers, and community leaders to gather and raise awareness and encourage parents to find out more about school choice at a rally timed to coincide with National School Choice Week.



Opinion


January 23, 2018

Point/Counterpoint: Will corporate tax cut benefit middle class or the rich?

Doug Lamborn: The greatest change to the U.S. tax code in over 30 years, which I strongly supported, was signed into law last month. Yet its impact is already being felt – companies are hiring, employment is up, take home pay for working families has increased, junior employees are receiving end-of-year bonuses, the stock market soars and the list goes on.

January 23, 2018

BIDLACK: Is local money greener?

Both major parties have what might be called an embarrassment of riches when it comes to candidates running to replace John Hickenlooper as Colorado’s next governor. Some are rich, some are embarrassments (your own partisanship can decide which is which), but there appears to be quality candidates on both sides.

January 23, 2018

Colorado Lottery — a sure bet for outdoor recreation

We are fortunate to live in a state like Colorado that offers stunning landscapes and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. There is no other place I would rather call home – for my family or my business. Part of what makes Colorado so beautiful is our collective, unabashed commitment to investing in parks, public lands and water, wildlife and the outdoor recreation culture itself.  Right now, that continued support is needed as the State Legislature considers reauthorizing the Colorado Lottery that funds the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) program, which supports our outdoor lifestyle and ensures that as Colorado’s population grows, our special way of life is protected.