John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 21, 20173min638

The Colorado ballot initiative that made it more difficult for residents in the state to pass ballot initiatives has drawn a lawsuit. The Coalition for Colorado Universal Health Care and ColoradoCareYes — groups tied to the failed ballot initiative last year that would have established public health care in the state — plan to file the suit Monday. Members say Amendment 71 unconstitutionally hobbles the “direct democracy route” to public policy-making that long has been a central feature of Colorado politics and a weapon to fight ideological gridlock and corporate power.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 17, 20165min348

The Colorado Medical Society has taken a position to oppose Amendment 69, the ColoradoCare statewide health care program, and to remain neutral regarding Proposition 106, the end-of-life measure, on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The society's board of directors took the positions Friday, during the society's annual meeting in Keystone.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 14, 20165min238

Colorado's nearly 200 school districts, plus cities, counties and other local governments, could save more than $542 million in taxpayer money, if state voters approve Amendment 69, in this fall's election. Information gathered by backers of the amendment — which would create the $25 billion nonprofit ColoradoCare statewide universal health care program to replace current private and employer-provided health care — does not include every governing entity. For example, 38 percent of the nearly 200 school districts in Colorado provided their health care costs, which total $167 million.

Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 25, 201642min464

DENVER — Good day and welcome to the Hot Sheet revolution — the idea that you can get all your insider Colorado political news in one place without having to scour the Internet and wade through the political catacombs yourself, a process that would take you hours a day and leave you filthy and exhausted at best. Trust me, I know. So here it is, The Hot Sheet, cooked up just for you ... you're welcome. Today is the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary! For those of us growing up or living in the American West, it's a day that shares a special place in all our hearts. What a privilege to share the incredible beauty of our public lands! On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill into law to create the National Park Service to oversee the already-established national parks and “such other national parks and reservations of like character as may be hereafter created by Congress.” To the National Park Service, "Let the Eagle Soar"