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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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YESTERYEAR: Romer takes on Union of Taxpayers’ chief over TABOR refunds

Thirty Years Ago this Week in The Colorado Statesman … On election night, 1987, incumbent Mayor Federico Peña went on to capture 79,674 votes for 51 percent of the total vote compared to challenger Don Bain’s 49 percent. The highlight (or lowlight) of the evening, was Peña’s sweltering downtown headquarters where 1,000 people crammed into […]

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