Hugh McKean Archives - Colorado Politics

Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 21, 20174min77
A Colorado lawmaker said he meant well, but to the sometimes homeless teenager who testified on a bill in his JROTC uniform, it felt like retribution. Wednesday Auontai “Tay” Anderson, an 18-year-old student from Denver’s Manual High School, testified in favor of House Bill 1314, the failed “right to rest” legislation to ban urban camping and […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 20, 20177min1910

State House Democrats joined Republicans late Wednesday night to vote down a bill that has made waves in various versions the last three years for championing the civil rights of the state’s homeless population. After nearly six hours of emotional testimony, the “Right to Rest Act,” <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/HB17-1314">House Bill 1314</a>, sponsored by state Democratic Reps. Joe Salazar from Thornton and Jovan Melton from Aurora, fell short in the House Local Government committee. The 8-5 vote came around midnight, Democrats Paul Rosenthal from Denver and Matt Gray from Broomfield joining Republicans in opposition.



Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 14, 20174min95
A bill to make it easier for transgender Coloradans to change their birth certificates got an initial approval on a voice vote Tuesday morning, but not without a loud chorus of no’s from House Republicans. The Democratic majority has passed such legislation three years in a row only for their bills to die in the Republican-led […]

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Sarah KutaSeptember 15, 201612min97

Growing up on a small farm in north Missouri, Hugh McKean had to figure out how to fix things because his family couldn’t afford to replace them. If McKean, a Republican, defeats Democrat Jody Shadduck-McNally in the Colorado House District 51 race this November, he says he plans to bring that same common-sense mentality to the state Legislature. “A lot of it was just intuitively figuring out how things ought to work or what might be a better solution,” McKean said. “It was common sense. It’s not that I see a ton of that lacking, I just see the potential for it to be lacking.”


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Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 12, 201633min1080

DENVER — Good morning and Happy Friday to all you Colorado political critters! Today is also World Elephant Day. Don't worry, we will recognize Word Donkey day when it happens. Minimum wage made Colorado's ballot yesterday, and Evan McMullin made it today. Trump is headed back to Colorado. This and much more in today's Hot Sheet. Read on for your ultimate daily dose of Colorado politics ...


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Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 21, 201644min3960

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright _@JaredWright_ DENVER — Good morning and Happy Monday to each of you. By its very nature, politics often conjures image from the movie Dumb and Dumber, a fact one of the star actors from the cult-classic comedy fully recognized Friday. Jim Carrey, growing tired of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz attacking one another last week using movies he's stared in, effectively ended the conversation with a tweet to end all tweets.