Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 18, 20189min151

TREASURER HUNT ... There are six Republicans running for state treasurer, and if current trends continue, primary voters could have nearly that many to choose from in June. Two of the candidates — Denver businessman Brian Watson and state Rep. Polly Lawrence of Roxborough Park — have turned in petitions, which are awaiting verification but were both gathered with the assistance of top-notch firms, so chances are decent they'll both make the ballot.


Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 15, 20186min159
The House Judiciary Committee this week signed off on a bill to reauthorize the state’s civil rights agency for another nine years, but chances the bill gets through the General Assembly in its current form are slim. And chances that the agency’s funding will be included the annual state budget when it is introduced on […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 11, 20184min6220

Larimer County Republican Nic Morse is withdrawing from the race for the Senate District 15 seat held by term-limited state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, who is seeking the GOP nomination for state treasurer, Colorado Politics has learned. Morse, a marketing executive and the 2016 Republican nominee for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, said his decision was due to poor fundraising and tepid support within the party. His move leaves fast-food restaurant owner Rob Woodward as the only GOP candidate running for the heavily Republican seat.


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 13, 20188min804

Republican state Rep. Justin Everett handily won a straw poll conducted Monday night after a bipartisan forum for state treasurer candidates at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. The three-term lawmaker from Littleton, nicknamed "Justin Neverett" and "Dr. No" for his penchant to vote against legislation, led the 10 candidates on the ballot with 34.9 percent of the vote.

Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 12, 20186min157
The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday voted down a bill that would change the state’s laws on indefinite sentencing for sex offenders. The measure, Senate Bill 17, would allow judges to determine on a case-by-case basis whether to sentence sex offenders to “indeterminate sentences,” which in some cases means a life sentence. The issue of indeterminate […]

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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 11, 20184min287
The deadlocked vote last week over funding the Colorado Civil Rights Commission continues to draw reaction, as well as a Tuesday rally to defend the agency. Both the Division of Civil Rights and the Civil Rights Commission are up for a sunset review hearing on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the first step in re-authorizing the […]

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