The last of the statewide ballot measures awaiting review — a campaign finance initiative — cleared the Colorado Secretary of State's Office Tuesday, making it a baker's dozen of questions voters will be asked to decide in November.
Good Business Colorado members know that it’s just good business to promote a productive workforce and a healthy economic environment – they produce a strong economy and thriving communities. A strong economy is one that allows everyone to succeed, with jobs that provide fair workplaces, livable wages and solid benefits.
… and it’s actually their kids we’re talking about, not the dads; the dads remain birds of a political feather.
Thanks are in order (yet again) to Secretary of State’s Office messenger in chief Lynn Bartels for keeping us apprised of some truly fun tangents off of Colorado politics. Like the fact that the sons of two fellow Republican ex-state legislators, perpetual political animals and longtime allies — Josh Penry and Greg Brophy — are occasional adversaries in Denver-area prep basketball. Penry’s son Chase Penry plays for the Cherry High School’s Bruins; Brophy’s son David is on Arapahoe High School’s Warrior squad.
When they were little boys, they lived across the state from each other but occasionally played together at the state Capitol when their dads brought them to work.
Bartels even posted a couple of great pics of Chase, then 7, and David, then 3, when their dads sparred with Democrats at the Capitol. Nowadays, the two 6-foot offspring are forces to be reckoned with in their own right.
David plays some serious defense for the Warriors:
…While Chase is perhaps even better known for his skills as a wide receiver on Cherry Creek’s football team:
While the elder Penry represented the Grand Junction area during his time in the state House and Senate, and dad Brophy lived in Wray and represented a vast swath of the surrounding Eastern Plains — both men have since relocated their families to the Denver area. That certainly increased the odds their sons would cross paths. As Brophy told Bartels:
“It’s a small world after all … As a parent in sports, it really changes the nature of the game when you know and truly like the opposition kids. You want him to play well, but his team to lose!”
Due to the courage of Honorable Wilma Webb, #MLKJrDay is recognized as a state holiday in CO. Through death threats and an unsupportive #coleg, Webb brought the #MLKJr bill 5 times before its final passage. TY for your leadership; it’s an honor to walk alongside you. #copoliticspic.twitter.com/2mtuAhaHl8
.@SenCoryGardner: “I have no doubt” some Republicans and Democrats are not looking for a bipartisan solution on immigration. Says this moment is not about “playing politics” and he has talked with Trump about the president’s “sincere” desire to reach agreement. pic.twitter.com/69XH6l4RGT
Report: Coors Field, home of Rockies, ranks No. 14 for stadium experience.
I’m throwing the flag on this one. Coors Field is the finest stadium in the country, even if they wrongly used taxpayer money to build it. Agree?https://t.co/0xi8C11nAS#copolitics#coleg
We stand by everyone–no matter their background, income, gender, skin color, or sexual orientation. An inclusive Colorado and United States is what made us so special in the first place, and those values will shine through again – if we fight for them. #WomensMarch2018#COGovpic.twitter.com/AHhC4cyfLQ
Mark Hillman may be the kind of guy Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he extolled the virtues of America’s “yeoman farmer.” Born in Burlington on the eastern plains, raised on his family’s farm, Hillman early on became a sort of rural Renaissance Man. A plowman-politician who by his 20s had also worked as a […]