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Colorado House Republicans find lots of cash for transportation ‘in the cushions of the governor’s mansion’

This week’s House Republican video is good for a couple of smiles. It serves up a lot of food for thought about the state budget and paying for transportation. The House GOP has contended all along that a tax increase isn’t needed to fund billions for widening interstates and other core transportation needs. (Transit, not […]

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Noonan: New ‘most accessed’ bills list gives peek at political strategy

Paula Noonan

Republican state legislators dominate as sponsors of the capitol’s new, “most accessed bills” list with three pieces of legislation written to push Democrats over the edge. The top “most accessed” bill, killed in the House chamber, took a direct shot at politicians who support sanctuary cities, meaning Democrats in Denver and Aurora. Second is a […]

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Van Winkle: Time to reexamine 2010 emergency taxes

State Rep. Kevin Van Winkle

Many of you reading this won’t remember the 2010 Colorado legislative session. Heck, think to yourself if you can recall any legislation passed back then. You likely won’t remember much of what happened that session, but if I mentioned “The Dirty Dozen” I bet you will remember those 12 overreaching taxes proposed, and passed by […]

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Colorado House vows fixes on roads, affordable housing

Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Republican leader Patrick Neville talked of working together on transportation and construction defects in speeches to open the legislative session Wednesday. They still stood their partisan ground on issues they hold dear — the rights of women and minorities and the rights of taxpayers, respectively. The kickoff was a preface […]

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? Forsyth: Colorado’s judge retention system is flawed

Chris Forsyth

Did you realize that you don’t know whether any of the judges on your ballot have been disciplined? Not even the judicial performance commissions that are responsible for making recommendations to you on how to vote on judges know whether the judges have been disciplined. Why? Because, unlike most other states, our state constitution requires […]

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