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Insights: How ‘Friends,’ porch parties & ‘ashing out’ worked their way into the weirdest Colorado pot debate since legalization

The Colorado House on Wednesday – the last day of the legislative session – had perhaps the most “Colorado” marijuana legislative debate ever. But it got weird. An effort to define the prohibition on “open and public” marijuana consumption devolved into a bizarre debate over whether people could smoke pot on their front porches. “People […]

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Insights: The Colorado legislative session’s end is like a mad dash for Christmas, with amendments

Wednesday’s end of the Colorado legislative session feels a little like Christmas, but with liquor and bitterness instead of the milk of human kindness. It’s not going to be a happy new year. Lawmakers knew they had to get  big things done before May 10, because that’s 120 days from when they started, just like Christmas follows Thanksgiving. The session […]

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Insights: Meltdown in Colorado legislature over centerpiece issues

The legislature experienced a meltdown on Thursday. At around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Capitol press corps was summoned to Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham’s office for an 8 a.m. meeting on Thursday. Republicans were super secretive about it. “Senate President Kevin Grantham will meet with the professional press at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, April 20, […]

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Insights: Dear Colorado liquor lobby: You’re drunk – go home!

There are way better drinking games than debating prohibition-era liquor laws. Yet for some reason most of the lobbyists and lawmakers working on a booze “cleanup” bill have opted for legislative war instead of beer pong. The discussion over the last few weeks has resembled a nonsensical drunk stumbling home from the bar, muttering, “No, […]

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Insights: Fan sites for would-be candidates could prove a brilliant strategy

“Run, Ed, run!” “Run, Steve, run!” “Draft Joe!” “Hickenlooper for Senate!” Supporters and political interests are taking to the internet with fan sites for who they want to see as candidates in the coming years. The only thing is that the politicians themselves aren’t behind the promotional materials, or so they say. That could represent […]

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Insights: GOP should look at town halls like a Band-Aid: Rip it off!

Left-leaning groups that are organizing protest town halls against Republican lawmakers are stealing a page right out of the Tea Party’s playbook. Kristen Wyatt with the Associated Press did a good job of highlighting this in a recent story about “in absentia” town halls being planned by the left in an effort to trap GOP […]

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Colorado Politics: Your new source for political news and analysis

Welcome to the hard launch of Colorado Politics, a place we hope will become your first click for news and insight. We’ve been up-and-running since just before the election, building this thing from scratch, and now we’re ready to push the pedal on columns, video packages and statewide political reporting we’re confident will distinguish us. […]

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