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Noonan: Three strong candidates for CD7 can set a vision for Dems across the nation

Paula Noonan
The 2018 election will scramble the political scene in Colorado. Two Democratic U.S. representatives are vying for governor. Three prominent state Democratic legislators from Jefferson and Adams counties will go after the open 7th Congressional District seat vacated by US Rep. Ed Perlmutter.

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Gov. Hickenlooper seeks to save Colorado Energy Office after legislature hit impasse

Ponnequin Wind Farm near Carr, Colo. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is expected to request on Tuesday that state budget writers approve supplemental funding for the Colorado Energy Office after the legislature hit an impasse at the end of the legislative session. The governor’s office is asking for $3.1 million to preserve the office, which, in addition to promoting renewable energy, also […]

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Colorado Republican Kevin Lundberg says he’s considering a run for treasurer, not Polis’ seat

State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, talks with audience members after the premiere of "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story," a documentary featuring Lundberg produced by former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

There’s been plenty of buzz about potential candidates of both persuasions for the open seat in the 2nd Congressional District next year now that five-term incumbent Democrat Jared Polis is running for governor. But state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, the Berthoud Republican who ran against Polis in 2012, wants to make it clear he isn’t one […]

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Noonan: TABOR is 25 and too alive and too well

Paula Noonan
Colorado’s population in 1992 was 3.5 million. Census projections put the state’s population in 2017 at 5.5 million. In 1992, 812,308 citizens — 53.68 percent of voters — said yes to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), and 700,906 citizens — 46.32 percent of voters — said no. Not to make too fine a point, […]

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