Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 8, 20183min767

The fracking war in the Colorado legislature continued to be one of attrition, as a Republican bill to force communities to pay up if they ban oil-and-gas operations was killed by Democratic majority in the House. The Republican majority in the Senate returned the gesture by killing a Democratic bill to give more regulatory control to local governments.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 11, 201813min782

I'LL SEE YOUR BERNIE AND RAISE A JOYCE FOSTER ... The battle of the bold-faced names is on in the House District 9 Democratic primary, where three-term incumbent state Rep. Paul Rosenthal is facing two candidates seeking to dislodge him from the southeast Denver seat. Less than a week had passed since Bernie Sanders — yes, that Bernie Sanders — endorsed Rosenthal challenger Emily Sirota when Rosenthal rolled out a Bernie endorsement of his own from Bernie Steinberg — yes, that Bernie Steinberg — to counter it.


John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 21, 20174min386

House Democrats passed a bill Friday that would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to release the latest five years of their tax returns in order to appear on voter ballots in Colorado. House Bill 1328, sponsored by Democratic Reps. Edie Hooton from Boulder and Chris Hansen from Denver, joined a list of similar bills introduced in 26 states, many of them bipartisan. Not so in Colorado.


John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 12, 201714min339

It was another weekend in the first months of the Trump administration and so another weekend of packed political town halls in heavily Democratic Boulder County, Colorado. But to what degree is Boulder a bellwether for state and national Democratic Party strategy? U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a fairly well-known progressive on the national stage, did a lightning tour of towns in his 2nd Congressional District, several of them in Boulder County. His office estimated that nearly 2,000 people showed up — 900 at an event in Boulder; 550 in Loveland; 300 in Nederland; and about 100 in Lyons. There are only 1,400 residents of Nederland. There are only 2,000 residents of Lyons.


John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 7, 20176min421

The Boulder County versus Colorado oil-and-gas lawsuit may well never make an appearance in court. The county on Tuesday filed a <a href="http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/bocc/2017-03-07-oil-gas-moratorium-plaintiff-motion-to-dismiss-state-of-colorado-complaint.pdf" target="_blank">motion to dismiss</a> the complaint that was filed by Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman last month targeting the county’s current and past bans on new drilling projects.