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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 11, 20187min455
Here are the legislative committee hearings of note for the week ahead at the Colorado Capitol. Committee schedules are subject to change. The daily schedule is available on the legislature’s website. Click here and scroll down to committee hearings to listen online. Some of the hottest bills of the session (civil rights, PERA reform) are up this week. […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 11, 20185min808

Three Colorado political consulting firms recently took home Reed Awards honoring their work producing campaign material last year. The awards, sponsored by Campaigns & Elections magazine and named for the political journal’s founder, Stanley Foster Reed, were handed out at a conference on Feb. 27 in Charleston, South Carolina. They recognized work in a multitude of categories, including direct mail, campaign branding and TV and digital ads.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 11, 20188min436

A STATEWIDE WIN'S A STATEWIDE WIN ... State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a leading Republican candidate for governor, was making the rounds at precinct caucuses Tuesday night at Lakewood High School, pitching his candidacy to Jeffco Republicans, who were convening in scattered classrooms. At one of his first stops, Stapleton delivered a rapid-fire introduction to the contest ahead — spending the bulk of his of time talking about Democrat Jared Polis, a Boulder congressman and leading Democratic candidate for governor.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 11, 20184min377
Two left-leaning policy think tanks in Denver are calling out the Colorado legislature to put people over roads in transportation and tax-cut bills. “Colorado is one of the strongest state economies in the country, it’s in a ‘hole’ when it comes to funding the public supports that help many Colorado families and communities thrive,” states […]

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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandMarch 10, 20186min441
A weekly look at the lighter side, or something, of what goes on at the state Capitol.   He did what?…Gov. John Hickenlooper didn’t participate in a caucus on Tuesday night. The governor explained he was double-booked and failed to remember that Caucus Night was on the horizon. But he also said that since voters […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 10, 20184min572
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, is picking up advocates for Down Syndrome research in support of his bill to help veterans. Last week Coffman and Republican Reps. Pete Sessions of Texas and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington introduced H.R. 5191, the Medical Improvement of Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND) Act. If they can pass it, the bill […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchMarch 10, 20185min544
Friday morning Colorado Springs Rep. Larry Liston sauntered to the speaker’s well in the House. Under the gold dome, he put some good news on the official record — at least good news to the right side of the chamber. “I just can’t help myself,” said the Republican lawmaker with an aw-shucks shrug, lifting his palms […]

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