John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 30, 20176min408

In a night filled with passionate state Senate speeches delivered Wednesday over this year's $26.8 billion Colorado budget, the most powerful perhaps were the ones given around an amendment that sought to take up to $4 million collected from marijuana sales -- slated to pay for drug-related research and services, including addiction treatment -- and use the money instead to fuel the Colorado film industry. Support for and opposition to the proposal crossed party lines. Amendment 10 was proposed by Republicans Kevin Priola from Henderson, President Kevin Grantham from Canon City and Democrat Nancy Todd from Aurora.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 23, 201730min545

There were lights, more than a few cameras and plenty of action at the premiere of former state Sen. Linda Newell’s documentary film on Saturday afternoon at a Littleton theater. There was also a massive, forbidding doorway to Skull Island lit by flickering tiki lights, and lots of little girls scampering around the lobby dressed in versions of Belle’s iconic yellow princess dress. It was, after all, the movie biz.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 20, 20178min403

Senate President Kevin Grantham tossed some cold water this weekend on the bipartisan backslapping that greeted the introduction of a new bill aimed at resolving longstanding tensions over construction defects litigation policy and spurring moribund condominium construction across the state. "Don't call it a compromise," the Cañon City Republican told The Colorado Statesman on Saturday. "It isn't a compromise."

Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 15, 20174min355
A bipartisan group of Colorado state senators and representatives are taking on opioid addiction in a meaningful way with two bills pending before the Senate. One would create a national research center in Colorado, and the other would foster medication and counseling programs counties could use to get a handle on local issues. And pot users are […]

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