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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsOctober 17, 20188min497

Our state has a problem. The cost of living continues to increase, but wages are not keeping up. Simply paying bills can be extraordinarily stressful. Unfortunately, there is an industry that exists solely to take advantage of people in this situation — payday lenders. Preying on those who require a helping hand is sickening. That is why I urge everyone to vote “Yes” on Proposition 111, which will reduce the allowable interest rate to a maximum APR of 36 percent. 


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsSeptember 19, 20185min349

While we agree with Cory Gardner in recommending a cautious policy when dealing with Russia, we believe the Senator is using the current distrust between Russia and the US as cover to advance his real overriding agenda, promoting the fracked gas industry. After all, according to Ballotpedia.com, since 2009 Sen. Gardner has received at least $750K from the oil and gas industry in direct campaign contributions alone. As such, Gardner’s industry-serving “solutions" demand a more critical look.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 18, 20182min1954

Well-connected BluePrint Strategies just added another strong link to its operation. JD Key is the new director of strategic outreach for Denver-based public affairs firm.

Key is well-known operative and advocate in Colorado political circles, who got his start at the state Capitol. He joins the firm’s well-known founders, Karen Crummy, Cinamon Watson and Jennifer Webster.

“We’re pleased to have JD join the team,” Watson said in a statement. “His talents and experience complement our core competencies and will bring our clients an added level of expertise.”

Watson, Crummy and Webster started the firm two years ago to provide public outreach, stakeholder engagement and insight on policy, political strategy and communications.

A longtime Denver Post reporter, Crummy has been a spokeswoman for the oil-and-gas industry’s Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development. Watson is a political veteran, perhaps best known for managing election campaigns for U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman as well as repping such large, influential groups as the Commonsense Policy Roundtable and the Colorado Contractors Association. A coalition-builder, Webster also has an oil-and-gas background. She also has worked for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

“I could not be more thrilled and honored to join Team BluePrint.” said Key, who was the campaign political director for Mike Coffman’s re-election in 2016. “This firm is comprised of the best in the industry, and I look forward to working alongside them to achieve our client’s goals.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningNovember 3, 20179min2448

Cole Wist, Colorado's assistant House Republican leader, says he’s “thinking seriously” about running for state attorney general in next year's election if GOP incumbent Cynthia Coffman decides to run for governor, and he expects to announce his plans within weeks, he told Colorado Politics. Coffman said months ago she was weighing a bid for governor rather than run for a second term but has yet to declare her intentions.