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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 2, 201610min311

Pending Colorado House Republican members, the names and faces of this year's state Senate and House committees have come into focus. Party leaders have selected chairman, vice chairmen and members of committees for the 71st General Assembly. A House Republican spokesman said Friday that body's committee members would be announced soon.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 10, 201615min453

Saying he wanted signs of support from his Republican colleagues before he agreed to continue serving on the Colorado legislature's Joint Budget Committee, that's what state Rep. Bob Rankin of Carbondale received during a party leadership caucus at the state Capitol Thursday, Nov. 10. Rankin, who has been the House GOP member on the JBC for the last two years, faced a challenge from state Rep.-elect Susan Beckman, who defeated Democrat Robert Bowen for the District 38 seat two days earlier in the general election. Rankin and Beckman were both nominated for the JBC slot and Rankin was declared the winner after a secret paper ballot.


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Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottDecember 22, 201510min424
An education group, with the support so far of Front Range Democratic lawmakers, is planning to ask voters this November to allow the state to keep more tax money for public schools. It’s a proposal that anti-tax groups would vigorously oppose. Lisa Weil, executive director of Great Education Colorado, said her group is still in […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicDecember 20, 20157min360
Tim Jackson, president and CEO of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, will be pushing lawmakers next year to simplify the patchwork tax regime in Colorado that he said places an enormous burden on businesses in the state. “Colorado has the most complicated structure,” he said Thursday at an event hosted by the free-enterprise and business-promotion […]

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Ramsey ScottRamsey ScottDecember 20, 20157min392
Democratic lawmakers have teamed with the libertarian Independence Institute to craft 2016 legislation that would lower a major hurdle for Coloradans seeking access to public records. In an unusual pairing of players from opposite sides of the political spectrum, state Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, and state Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, are working with liberty-politics […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 18, 201512min446
Hillary Clinton’s go to Viking, a man with bona fide political chops A television screen filled with images of protesters and vigils and presidential candidates competes for space on one of Denver attorney Steve Farber’s office walls, chock-a-block between framed newspaper clippings, memorabilia and photographs of Farber with some of the most recognizable faces in […]

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Valerie RichardsonValerie RichardsonAugust 26, 20157min402
Thirty Colorado Republican legislators called Wednesday for a state investigation into Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and whether it is involved in “the sale and transfer of fetal body parts.” “A civilized society cannot allow unethical and illegal medical practices such as the harvesting of aborted human organs and babies for monetary gain. I […]

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Tony GagliardiAugust 13, 20156min357
Three down, one big one to go Three down and one to go. It was probably just coincidental, but in the past two years, Colorado has become a focal point of legal decisions on business issues with national implications. Three of the four cases giving our state this — from businesses’ perspectives — unwanted attention […]

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Mike LittwinMike LittwinAugust 4, 20158min252
OK, it wasn’t like we weren’t warned. But here was the U.S. Senate not only voting on whether to defund Planned Parenthood, but promising that this is just the beginning of a long fight, maybe one that would last even longer than Congress’s summer recess. As expected, Democrats successfully filibustered the bill, but the defunding […]

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