Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 17, 20186min169
A look at the lighter side, usually, of what goes on at the state Capitol. YMMV.   They really don’t look that much alike…March 6 marked the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of the cult classic “The Big Lebowski.” Its star is Jeff Bridges. Not that Jeff Bridges (pictured at right). This Jeff Bridges (pictured […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 16, 20183min323

Democrat Amy Padden picked up an endorsement in the state attorney general's race from the Colorado BlueFlower Fund, her campaign announced Thursday. The left-leaning organization endorses Democratic women who are pro-abortion rights. Padden is the only woman in a crowded Democratic primary field that includes former University of Colorado law school dean Phil Weiser, Rep. Joe Salazar and Denver lawyer Brad Levin. George Brauchler is the only candidate so far in the Republican primary.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 15, 20185min120

A Colorado House committee, once again, killed legislation that would allow homeless people to linger where they want, which would have undermined or outlawed urban camping bans imposed by cities across the state. Police and municipal government officials again testified that allowing people to camp wherever they want doesn't connect them to shelter or mental health services or other help. Businesses and others alleged that loitering hurts trade and helps crime. And scores of homeless people and their advocates spoke of the indignities and choices they face trying to survive on the street. A place to sleep isn't too much to ask, they argued.


Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 8, 20183min367

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.