Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 7, 20178min705

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense Policy Roundtable found.

Jared WrightJared WrightJuly 26, 201642min399

DENVER — Well, none of us can say we didn't see the rough and tumble conventions for both parties coming from miles away right? Happy Day # 2 of the Democratic National Convention ... and All or Nothing Day (more encouragement for the Bernie Sanders supporters). This morning Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he didn't believe the stolen DNC emails were a "coincidence." "All I know is what the experts and the reporters are telling us, what they're saying is it was likely Russian actors. I think the timing around our convention was not a coincidence." So everyones' suspicions are confirmed. Trump connection, though? "Absurd" says his campaign. But the email hacking caused somewhat of a total upheaval on Convention Day 1, and a subsequent bowing out of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her place in the chair of the convention yesterday — the festivities were instead gaveled in by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Meanwhile, leaders in the Colorado for Bernie Sanders movement are calling for party unity and (at least eventual) support for Clinton. But it wasn't all butterflies and cordiality.