Hal BidlackHal BidlackMarch 30, 20186min386

We may be in the throes of a constitutional crisis. Not in Washington (well, maybe a little, stay tuned) but here in Colorado. This week, a federal judge blocked parts of the measure, approved by voters in 2016, that made it harder to amend our lovely state’s constitution. Specifically, the Judge ruled that provision that required at least 2% of the signatures gathered to put a proposed new constitutional amendment on the ballot be collected in each of the 35 state senate districts. This was a direct effort to undo the ability of a ballot-measure supporter to gather all needed signatures along the Front Range, where lots of people live, while ignoring those who live in the less well-populated regions of Colorado.

Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsDecember 8, 201616min442

DENVER — Good morning holiday shoppers … Just two more weekends of manic buying before Christmas Day. Yippee! Of course, it’s also the time of year when we're over-scheduled with office parties, block parties, decorating parties, school parties … every kind of party. AGAIN, yippee. We do want to thank the members of Colorado’s Lincoln Club for a look into their Christmas party this week. (We appreciate the e-mail and pictures, you guys.) How do political insiders celebrate the holidays? Why talking state politics, of course!