State Sen. Kerry Donovan took a break from working with a chainsaw on her family ranch Friday morning to take a phone call. Congress needs a rural Western Democrat who’s a woman, but that won’t be her after next year’s election, she said, putting to rest one of the most talked-about potential congressional candidates — […]
Arriving more than an hour late, Vice President Mike Pence drew an enthusiastic, at times even raucous response as he congratulated Focus on the Family for its 40th anniversary, saying, “You’ve been a force for good in America for 40 years.” Pence told the crowded main chapel that he’d personally been involved with Focus since […]
Senate Republicans’ health care plan will inflict deeper cuts to Colorado’s Medicaid program than previous proposals and reduce financial help for many people buying their insurance plans, Colorado health care experts said Thursday. The bill, which Senate Republicans unveiled Thursday after months of closed-door talks, immediately came under fire by Colorado health care providers and […]
Coming this weekend for our subscribers, Colorado Politics takes a deep dive into the issue of medical aid in dying, the politics that shaped the law that took effect last December allowing mentally competent adults with six months or less to live to take a sedative and end their lives. Six states and the District […]
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roundly criticized health care legislation released Thursday by Senate Republicans, saying the bill would slash coverage and increase costs for Americans while cutting taxes for the extremely rich. Calling the bill “just as bad, if not worse” than a bill passed by the House at the beginning of May, the Colorado […]
Some of the protesters planning to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to Colorado Springs on Friday will be wearing red robes and white bonnets from the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which depicts a fundamentalist society that treats women as property, organizers told Colorado Politics.
The state mental hospital can’t keep up with judges increasingly assigning people there for mental competency evaluations, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday. That means some people might spend more time than necessary locked up. Under a 2012 court settlement with the advocacy organization Disability Law Colorado, those sent to the Colorado Mental […]
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, one of 13 Republicans tasked with drafting Senate legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, said Thursday morning he was seeing the bill for the first time and cautioned critics against jumping to conclusions before reviewing it.
Democratic candidates for Colorado attorney general this week tore into Republican incumbent Cynthia Coffman’s month-old decision to appeal a court ruling critics say could bring a halt to oil and gas production in the state, with two of the Democrats vowing to scrap the appeal if elected and one of them lashing his primary opponents […]