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Dominick Moreno joins list of Colorado Democrats seeking to replace Ed Perlmutter

State Sen. Dominick Moreno will jump into the 7th Congressional District race to replace Democrat Ed Perlmutter, Colorado Politics has learned. Moreno becomes the third high-profile Democrat to join the race after Perlmutter announced a run for governor in April. The two other Democratic candidates, Rep. Brittany Pettersen and Sen. Andy Kerr, are both from […]

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Step towards construction defect litigation reform taken with Colorado governor’s signature

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday signed legislation marking the most significant progress on construction defect litigation reform since the debate began at least four years ago. One of the thorniest issues in the legislature, the bill signing also signaled one of the assembly’s greatest achievements this year, striking a deal that begins to get to […]

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Colorado Democrats say they’re hopeful Jason Crow is the man to take down Mike Coffman

Colorado Democrats are excited about political newcomer Jason Crow, who they believe can finally unseat Republican Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District. The Denver attorney and combat veteran’s April announcement drew scorn from Republicans and praise from high-profile Democrats, suggesting that Crow is emerging as the frontrunner in the race. But Crow suffers from […]

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Colorado governor will not call a special legislative session on transportation

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday announced that he will not call the legislature back to work on the outstanding issue of transportation, which could force a ballot initiative. After the legislative session ended last Wednesday, Hickenlooper had a message for lawmakers: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. But on Friday he […]

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Insights: Early attacks in Colorado Democratic gubernatorial race

The Colorado Democratic race for governor could get ugly. Colorado Politics’ inbox is already filled with opposition emails that have revolved around the gubernatorial campaigns for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy. It started with a fundraising email. Kennedy’s opponents pointed out that a fundraising event for Kennedy gave the impression […]

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Colorado medical marijuana patients on edge over potential Trump crackdown

Colorado medical marijuana patients are on edge over a statement made by the Trump administration signaling objections to a prohibition on interfering with state-run medical marijuana programs. As reported by the Washington Post, a “signing statement” that accompanied Trump’s signature on a bill passed this month to keep the government open objected to a provision […]

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Colorado Republicans more serious about truth in Trump investigation

Republicans from Colorado’s congressional delegation appear more interested in seeking the truth behind President Trump’s potential obstruction of justice. The fallout began this week following reports that President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down a federal investigation into the president’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The reports stem from a memo […]

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Environmental groups ask Hickenlooper not to appeal oil and gas drilling decision

Environmental groups are encouraging the governor not to appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals decision emphasizing health and safety in permitting drilling. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat and former geologist, has until Thursday to decide whether to appeal the case, which could require state oil and gas regulators to take another look at a request to […]

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Colorado Senate Democratic leader learned significant lessons about compromise

The legislative session that ended on Wednesday was so erratic that Senate Democratic Leader Lucia Guzman didn’t know whether to argue or bake pastries. “It was risky all along,” Guzman said of the session, especially when it came to a compromise that allowed the state to restructure a hospital-bed occupancy fee while lowering the state spending […]

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