Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 23, 20187min388
And they’re back. Colorado Politics told you a couple of weeks ago that this was coming: a basket of proposals to pay for jammed highways, transit and other long-neglected transportation needs in Colorado. Here are the offers: a sales tax by 0.5 percent, 0.62 percent or 1 percent, and then a fourth possibility would ask for […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJuly 29, 20175min1152

Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan, a Democrat serving her second term, announced Friday she's running for the House District 26 seat held by state Rep. Diane Mitsch Busch, who is running for Congress. Ryan joins Eagle County Deputy District Attorney Dylan Roberts, also a Democrat, in the race. The Democrats might have a candidate for the seat by the end of the year, however, because both Ryan and Roberts plan to apply for the vacancy Mitsch Bush has said she'll create when she resigns in November to run full-time against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District.


Adam McCoyAdam McCoyDecember 29, 201628min440

Symbolic of the divisiveness of our politics, many Coloradans will look back at the 2016 election with violent contempt, reflecting on a political year that saw the rise of President-elect Donald Trump, while others will reminisce with sublime glee over a cycle where voters bucked the political establishment. In a year full of tectonic shifts on the national political landscape, Colorado had its share of drama and surprises, though voters sent back many familiar faces to serve in Congress and at the state Capitol. Here’s your bite-size, highlight reel for the 2016 election season in Colorado.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 15, 20166min781

The backer of a proposed new home construction limitation amendment to the Colorado constitution plans to resubmit the measure as a proposition for the 2018 general election ballot instead of an amendment. Daniel Hayes of Golden, who authored the City of Golden‘s growth limitation measure 21 years ago, said he decided to make the change after an attorney told him "to forget" suing the state over Amendment 71, the constitutional amendment approved by state voters last month that changed the petition signature requirements to place proposed amendments on future ballots and required at last 55 percent of voters to approve future amendments.


Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 5, 20162min300

"Raise The Bar" is a newly packaged campaign designed to serve some elected officials who want to insulate their influence at the legislature from contrary intentions of a majority of voters. They wish to make it difficult for ballot questions immune from overturn by the legislature to reach the ballot. Initiative 96 resembles a power play by officials vs. the public. Politically active citizens know that the special interests of the legislature plus lobby don’t always serve the public interest. In this case ballot initiatives that are constitutional amendments may be the only way the public can arrange to be well served.

Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 9, 201633min399

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright _@JaredWright_ Wednesday, March 9, 2016 DENVER — Good morning and happy Wednesday, the day when a whiff of hope wafts through the halls of the state Capitol ... Only 3 days until legislators take a two day hiatus from piling more new laws onto the stack. That stack is now 497 bills tall. I would say they could call it quits now with very clear consciences ... "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." — Plato Now, your substrata feed straight from the politics pipeline:

Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 4, 201631min375

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright _@JaredWright_ Friday, March 4, 2016 DENVER - Good morning, and happy Friday. Did you watch the debate last night? Allow me to put it in a nutshell for you: Cruz: "Donald, please, I know it's hard not to interrupt. Breathe, breathe, breathe. You can do it, breathe, I know it's hard, I know it's hard." Rubio: "When they're done with the yoga, can I answer a question?" Cruz: "I really hope that we don't see yoga on this stage." Rubio: Well, [Trump's] very flexible so you never know." Oh ... it got worse, trust me. Rubio on CNN post-debate: "Donald Trump is "the most vulgar person to aspire to the presidency." "The yoga mat is a good place to turn when talk therapy and antidepressants aren't enough." — Amy Weintraub Now, your substrata feed straight from the politics pipeline: