Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 17, 20186min239
A look at the lighter side, usually, of what goes on at the state Capitol. YMMV.   They really don’t look that much alike…March 6 marked the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of the cult classic “The Big Lebowski.” Its star is Jeff Bridges. Not that Jeff Bridges (pictured at right). This Jeff Bridges (pictured […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 13, 20183min343

State Sen. Bob Gardner was having breakfast reading the newspaper when he saw that a public-sector union was on strike elsewhere in the country. The Republican from Colorado Springs was not supportive. "And I got to thinking about the fact that those collective bargaining agreements are often negotiated by people who are being paid by the taxpayers to negotiate against the interests of the elected officials and the government that the taxpayers fund," he told the Senate chamber Monday morning.


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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 21, 20184min829
A multi-year effort to get Colorado to adopt what’s known as the “Idaho stop” or the rolling stop won final approval in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 144 would establish a set of standards for local communities that want to grant cyclists the ability, under certain circumstances, to treat a stop sign as a […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 18, 201816min971

THEY GRABBED A CLIPBOARD ... It looks like a lot of Coloradans took the advice of a certain soon-to-be-former president. In his farewell address, delivered just over a week before leaving office, President Barack Obama said an oft-quoted line — "If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself" — that might have launched a thousand candidacies, including quite a few here in Colorado.