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ALEC puts Colorado label on business-friendly policies for lawmakers

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The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its three-day annual gathering in Denver Wednesday to tilt state legislators from across the country toward the industry-friendly principles of free markets and limited government. Moreover, the business-supported nonprofit best known by its acronym, ALEC, helps them draft pro-business legislation to fight a ground war of sorts in […]

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Democrat Levi Tillemann blasts Republican Victor Mitchell’s attack on Utah donors as ‘dogwhistle politics’

Democratic congressional candidate Levi Tillemann, left, and Republian candidate for governor of Colorado Victor Mitchell, right (Photos by Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

Democratic congressional candidate Levi Tillemann on Tuesday condemned as “bigoted” and “clearly dogwhistle politics” a demand issued by Victor Mitchell, a Republican running for governor of Colorado, that one of his primary opponents — a member of a famous Mormon family that includes Mitt Romney — return all campaign contributions he’s received from Utah residents. But Mitchell […]

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell calls on primary rival Doug Robinson to return Utah contributions

Diane and Doug Robinson survey the room after U.S. Rep. Ken Buck talked about his book “Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse Than You Think" at a publication launch event on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Colorado Christian University's Lakewood campus. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell on Monday called on primary rival Doug Robinson to return campaign contributions he’s received from Utah residents — including Mitt Romney, Robinson’s uncle, and other members of the Romney clan — but Robinson rejected the demand and mocked Mitchell’s fundraising record.

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Insights: Who’s terrified about Medicaid? Someone you probably know

Since politics is played like football now, Americans are left to decide who we’re rooting for on health care reforms, the taxpayers or Medicaid recipients. The staggering tax dollars on one side the ledger and the human toll on the other leaves those politically in the middle — the few there are — paralyzed to […]

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‘The moral threads that hold our nation together are coming undone’

As leaders in the faith and labor communities, we stand together during one of the greatest injustices of our time as Senators push for a bill that is a moral travesty and will hurt nearly every family in our nation. Like most Americans, we know that Medicaid and quality, affordable healthcare are imperative to the […]

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Shocker: Coloradans want to maintain Medicaid coverage for kids

We’ll just cut to the chase on the results of a new poll commissioned by Children’s Hospital Colorado — and, please, be sure you are seated. From the hospital’s press release highlighting the findings: A recent poll conducted by a leading Republican pollster finds a “universal belief” among Colorado voters across the political spectrum that […]

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Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner cheer Senate health care bill delay, but for different reasons

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Colorado’s two U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, both said Tuesday they were glad Senate Republicans decided to delay a vote on legislation meant to overhaul the health care system, although it was for different reasons. Bennet, a Democrat, said it was chance for a fresh start, while Gardner, a Republican, called it an […]

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