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Governor’s potential special session would put more focus on issues and lawmakers voting on them

After legislators adjourned the 120-day legislative session Wednesday night, they convened at Stoney’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the rounds with a message: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. He told reporters Thursday he’s going to think about it through the weekend before deciding if he […]

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Bennet votes with Republicans to shorten debate on Gorsuch, says he’ll vote against him

Coloradan Neil Gorsuch has a clear shot onto the U.S. Supreme Court after Senate Republicans Thursday said they would “go nuclear” to get him there. He won’t have Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet’s vote, however. “Judge Gorsuch is a very conservative judge and not one that I would have chosen,” Bennet said in a statement. “For […]

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John Elway gets behind fourth-quarter drive for Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court bid

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway on Monday threw his support behind U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The Colorado star’s endorsement came as Gorsuch, who is also from Colorado, was facing U.S. Senate confirmation hearings. A letter Elway wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee was first reported by Colorado Politics. “A native of Colorado, […]

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Transportation plan lands, and it includes a higher sales tax

Legislative leaders rolled out a tax plan Wednesday to pump about $677 million a year into Colorado’s ailing transportation system. The centerpiece agenda item for this year’s legislative session could cover everything from traffic relief to buses and bike paths. Voters in November would have to approve adding a 0.62 percent sales tax increase, on top […]

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Colorado House Republican leader offers defense of Trump’s immigration orders

Colorado’s House Republican leader on Tuesday defended President Trump’s temporary refugee and select immigration bans, saying the orders are a prudent move to understand threats facing the nation. The remarks from Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock came during a resolution by Democrats that encourages President Trump to rescind last Friday’s presidential directives, which temporarily suspended […]

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