Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 11, 201712min600

Even before she took the oath of office, state Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, readily answered to the title of Speaker of the House. As roll call was taken Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first day of the 71st General Assembly, the clerk asked if the speaker was present and both state Rep. Dixie Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel - who wrapped up her term as speaker - and Duran answered "here." Duran then laughed lightly from her seat with family members on the House floor.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 16, 20164min406

Calling it "the worst of both worlds," Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, is warning a road usage charge program proposed by the Colorado Department of Transportation would mean a massive statewide tax hike. State Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock State Rep. Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock In a brief statement released Tuesday, Nov. 15, Neville voiced opposition to such a program.


Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 10, 201615min560

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.