Rachael WrightRachael WrightApril 27, 201712min205

Twenty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … In a continuation of the battle for welfare reform, Gov. Roy Romer outlined his reason for vetoing House Bill 97-1166. “I am vetoing this bill because of one provision. That provision creates an irrational two-tiered system of welfare cash assistance benefits for our fellow citizens in Colorado who fall on hard times and need some short-term help to get back on their feet. That provision would allow for so-called ‘pilot-projects’ that would permit counties to be exempted from providing a minimum cash benefit to families.”


Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 1, 201719min7202

Colorado Republicans elected former El Paso County chairman Jeff Hays as state party chair at the GOP’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday in Englewood. “You know how you spell fun? W-I-N!” Hays said as he accepted the nomination in a packed auditorium at Englewood High School, invoking a catch phrase Hays learned from former Air Force Academy football coach Fisher DeBerry. Republicans in the crowd shouted out the letters along with Hays.

Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 16, 20174min146
An administrative law judge fined former state Rep. Tim Dore of Elizabeth $2,000 for failing to report a round of robo-calls, featuring, coincidentally, former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez. Dore’s re-election campaign last summer also failed to accurately report some radio ads as “electioneering communications,” according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer. The […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicOctober 24, 201621min211

Ballots have dropped in Colorado and news of the presidential election race continues to break at a furious clip. The frenzied nature of the top ticket race is having perhaps the most pronounced impact on down ticket races in Colorado history. Wikileaks recently released emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account — which Podesta says was hacked by Russian spies. Related stories that unfolded include material from the private speeches Clinton delivered for Wall Street clients and plans drawn up by her campaign to undercut the campaign of Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders. Wikileaks continues to promise the dropping of more news-bombs on the Clinton campaign in the days ahead.