State employees have enough to worry about right now. It is inevitable they'll be taking a hit in their paychecks or pensions as Colorado lawmakers try to fill a hole that's at least $32 billion deep over the next three decades.
When former Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton decided to change his party affiliation Friday afternoon, it may have changed a lot more for him than that. According to several sources, it may have disqualified him for the state treasurer's race that he so vigorously tried to hold onto during Friday's expulsion debate.
State Rep. Dave Young, a Greeley Democrat, announced Wednesday that his campaign for state treasurer has won endorsements from former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and three current and former state lawmakers.
Republican state Rep. Justin Everett handily won a straw poll conducted Monday night after a bipartisan forum for state treasurer candidates at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. The three-term lawmaker from Littleton, nicknamed "Justin Neverett" and "Dr. No" for his penchant to vote against legislation, led the 10 candidates on the ballot with 34.9 percent of the vote.