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Colorado Senate president ponders road ahead on transportation, Holbert says think local

Transportation
House Minority Leader Chris Holbert had legislative researchers look this up: When was the last time the General Assembly voted on any specific road project? The answer: 1899, a wagon road from Leadville to Pueblo using convicts. The public perception these days, however, is that Capitol Dome is the end of the road when it […]

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Noonan: Three strong candidates for CD7 can set a vision for Dems across the nation

Paula Noonan
The 2018 election will scramble the political scene in Colorado. Two Democratic U.S. representatives are vying for governor. Three prominent state Democratic legislators from Jefferson and Adams counties will go after the open 7th Congressional District seat vacated by US Rep. Ed Perlmutter.

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Colorado mental hospital can’t keep up with court-ordered evaluations; lawmakers concerned

Colorado mental hospital

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 […]

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Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools Thursday

Charter School funding

Republicans in the Colorado legislature are expected to turn out strong Thursday for a lunchtime rally for charter schools in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Charter School Families begins at 12:30 p.m. at Colorado Springs Early Colleges at 4405 N. Chestnut St. The rally is sponsored by the conservative school choice organization Ready CO and the […]

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‘Out Front’ LGBTQ lawmakers are showing their pride during PrideFest weekend

Out Front LGBTQ Caucus

For PrideFest this weekend in Denver, it’s worth an #ICYMI to revisit Out Front magazine’s showcase of the six members of the Colorado legislature’s cohesive LGBTQ Caucus. Speaking of which, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol, the LGBTQ Caucus and One Colorado will put on the Pride Rally for […]

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9News profiles centrists hoping to put five candidates in the legislature, but can they?

Centrist Project

Brandon Rittiman and Anna Staver had a fascinating piece on 9News Friday night about a plan being hatched by centrist-minded politicians fed up with partisan politics in the Colorado legislature. The Centrist Project is looking for five good candidates to run for the statehouse under the Centrist banner. If they can do that — and […]

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INSIGHTS: Colorado legislature’s progress on hospitals could be a lesson for Congress

I spent Monday in Hugo, a tiny town on the Eastern Plains that was thrust into the spotlight this legislative session. Subscribers can read about that online Monday and in our print edition, The Statesman. Lincoln Community Hospital, located in Hugo in Lincoln County, was highlighted as a rural hospital that would take significant budget […]

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Colorado’s Coffman joins other attorneys general in fight opioid drugmakers’ tactics

Coffman opioid addition

Colorado’s Cynthia Coffman is joining a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general to investigate whether drug manufacturers’ marketing contribute to the opioid addiction crises in their states. Coffman talked of swords and shields. “Every day our country and state lose loved ones to the opioid epidemic,” Coffman said in a statement Thursday morning. “My office […]

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