Colorado Politics

State Republicans to announce ruling Tuesday on contested HD 14 vacancy election

Call him Schrödinger’s rep. Like the cat made famous by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s 1935 thought experiment in quantum mechanics, Colorado Springs Republican Shane Sandridge can be considered both alive and dead — in the political sense — until the Colorado GOP reveals how the party’s executive committee ruled last week on a complaint challenging the vacancy election to fill former state Rep. Dan Nordberg’s House District 14 seat.
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Colorado Editorials


January 16, 2018

The Denver Post: At Aurora VA hospital, adding insult to injury

When the new veterans hospital in Aurora finally opens sometime this summer — if that’s when it does in fact open — it should forever be remembered as one heck of a classic showcase of government waste.

January 16, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Don’t enable opioid use

In legislator-speak, the term “enabling legislation” usually refers to a law that empowers an individual or group to take certain actions. However, a bill presented to the Colorado General Assembly could give added meaning to the term.

January 16, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: Welcome ‘the Ridge’ to Broadmoor Bluffs

Too many hard-working people struggle to find a warm safe place to call home.

January 16, 2018

Steamboat Today: Treating troubled residents in a secure setting

Routt County is well-served by Mind Springs Health in Steamboat Springs. And it’s reassuring that Mind Springs broke ground in September 2017 on its new state-of-the-art West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction and a ribbon-cutting for the new facility was held last week. Yet, the local community very much needs private beds where people who are experiencing mental health issues – including people exhibiting suicidal tendencies — can be safe and secure.



Opinion


January 16, 2018

Lack of civility is undermining our political culture

The start of a new year — a time to reflect on past decisions and actions and make resolutions to do better in the new year. After a month of holiday festivities, we return to our work with renewed vigor.

January 15, 2018

New law could revolutionize how health care costs are handled — if providers heed it

Last year I sponsored Senate Bill 17-065, which the governor signed into law in April. It requires hospitals, doctors offices and other medical clinics to publicly post their most common charges for medical services. It is not intended to be a burdensome requirement, as there is a limited number of services to be listed. The purpose is to give citizens a better idea of what medical procedures cost before they get the treatment or the bill, and to start that much-needed conversation concerning the cost of medical services between a doctor and their patient.

January 15, 2018

TIPTON: On the agenda for 2018 — water rights, veterans care and more

It is an honor to represent the people of Colorado’s Third Congressional District, and with the second session of the 115th Congress underway. I am focused on continuing to advance legislation to build economic opportunities for hardworking Colorado families, protect our nation’s public lands, and guarantee safe and healthy communities.