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No magic wand in Santa’s gift bag

Author: Ernest Luning - December 20, 2011 - Updated: December 20, 2011

Jobs are job one as the Colorado General Assembly prepares to bang itself into session in less than a month, but the governor and legislative leaders from both parties warned against expecting any magical resolution to next year’s budget woes. “There’s no magic wand,” Gov. John Hickenlooper told a group of about 30 statehouse reporters […]

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.