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Bell Policy Center chief: We’re not free in a predatory economy

debt op-ed
You can’t pick yourself up by the bootstraps if your feet are chained to the floor.  Debt is preventing Americans from moving up and our increasingly predatory economy makes that possible. This year, Colorado’s General Assembly closed the “Zombie Debt” loophole in our Fair Debt Collections Practices Act. It was an important win for consumers, […]

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Democrat Andy Kerr raises more than $104,000 in bid to replace Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, addresses a rally in support of public education on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Denver's Civic Center Park. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado State Sen. Andy Kerr, a Democrat hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, will report raising more than $104,000 in his first fundraising period, Colorado Politics has learned. The campaign says fundraising was driven by grassroots and in-state donations, with 536 donors. More than 85 percent came from within […]

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Democrat Dominick Moreno raises nearly $85,000 in bid to replace Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Colorado State Sen. Dominick Moreno, a Democrat hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, will report raising nearly $85,000 in his first fundraising period, Colorado Politics has learned. Moreno, who announced his campaign at the end of May and had just five weeks left in the fundraising quarter, received financial […]

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State Sen. Angela Williams selected for leadership development program

Americans for Prosperity Sen. Angela Williams

State Sen. Angela Williams has been selected for a leadership development program for state government officials. The high-profile Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellowship convenes a group of the nation’s “top officials” for a six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp.” It is a program that has been around for more than 30 years. “By participating […]

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Longmont veterinarian Karen McCormick raises $20k to take on Ken Buck in the 4th CD

Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick’s campaign said Thursday the Democrat and veterinarian from Longmont raised $20,805 since filing to run in May to take on Rep. Ken Buck in Eastern Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Buck has raised a similar amount to McCormick this election cycle, but, moreover, has $383,851 cash on hand, according to the website OpenSecrets.org. Buck […]

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After last raucous town hall, Colorado’s Mike Coffman to face constituents again

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., addresses constituents during a town hall meeting in a hall on the campus of the University of Colorado Medical School late Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Aurora, Colo. Town halls have become a risky proposition for GOP members of Congress since the election of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman will hold a town hall meeting on Aug. 1 in Henderson as protests continue over GOP-led health reform efforts. The town hall planned for 6 p.m. at Prairie View High School follows a meeting the congressman held in April when an angry crowd assailed him, resulting in national headlines. Protesters […]

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says health progress would be impacted by GOP legislation

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper continued his push against GOP-led federal health care reform this week, suggesting that progress in Colorado would be curtailed. The governor used a recently released “State of Health Scorecard” to underscore his message. In 2013, the state set goals around reducing costs and improving the quality of health care. Hickenlooper said […]

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Perlmutter says not enough ‘fire in the belly’ to run for Colorado governor

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, announces he's running for governor of Colorado in the 2018 election alongside his wife, Nancy, on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Natural Grocers store in Golden. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

An emotional Ed Perlmutter said Tuesday that he does not have “enough fire in the belly” to juggle both a gubernatorial campaign and to serve in Congress. The high-profile Democrat bowed out of the governor’s race at a news conference in Golden that at times felt more like a funeral, as supporters hugged each other […]

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State Rep. Polly Lawrence to announce run for Colorado treasurer

Polly Lawrence (Photo courtesy of the Lawrence campaign)

Colorado state Rep. Polly Lawrence hopes to convince Republicans in a run for treasurer that her small business and legislative experience will bring accountability to government. Lawrence spoke with Colorado Politics last week to announce her run to become the next custodian of the state’s funds, joining a field that currently includes two other Republicans. […]

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