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Aguilar and Herod: What Colorado can do to support our immigrant communities

Sen. Irene Aguilar

Measures brought before the Colorado General Assembly in this legislative session have shown that the contentious national debate on immigration has been jolting our state’s politics as well. As the federal government has shifted its policies to penalize so-called sanctuary cities and aggressively deport immigrants, we’ve seen conflicting bills introduced here on whether our state […]

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Via Chalkbeat: Now THIS is what you call a ‘citizen legislature’

States like Colorado make much of the fact that their elected lawmakers are really only part-timers; the pay is $30,000 plus per diem and mileage reimbursement. That’s for the four months the legislature is in session plus service on year-round committees and other responsibilities. It’s known as a “citizen legislature.” Some say the members are overworked and underpaid […]

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Democrat Mike Johnston’s gubernatorial campaign sets ‘Day of Service’ rebuilding community garden

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston, a former state senator from Denver, speaks with voters at a campaign event on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Belmar Library in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Democrat Mike Johnston’s gubernatorial campaign is sponsoring the first of what organizers say will be a series of “Days of Service” on Saturday in Arvada. He’s teaming up with the Leadership Jefferson County group to rebuild and replant the community garden at Foster Elementary School in Arvada and is inviting supporters and acquaintances to help […]

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