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Colorado House Republicans find lots of cash for transportation ‘in the cushions of the governor’s mansion’

This week’s House Republican video is good for a couple of smiles. It serves up a lot of food for thought about the state budget and paying for transportation. The House GOP has contended all along that a tax increase isn’t needed to fund billions for widening interstates and other core transportation needs. (Transit, not […]

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Insights: Colorado sexting bill offers a test for atonement, education

State Rep. Pete Lee of Colorado Springs thinks kids can be fixed by accepting the damage they’ve done by the wrongs they’ve perpetuated — and that includes texting naked pictures, which the kids call sexting. Lee has been a champion of restorative justice — juveniles making amends and learning a lesson — over jail time and rap sheets. Now […]

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Salazar to pull Ralph Carr name off hot-button states’ rights bill

The Ralph Carr plaque presented in 1974 by the Japanese community and the Oriental Culture Society of Colorado hangs outside the foyer outside the governor's office at the Colorado Capitol. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

Relatives of 1940s Republican Colorado Governor Ralph Carr have asked that his name be removed from a legislative proposal that has made headlines for months and generated political heat at the Capitol even before it was introduced earlier this month. State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat from Thornton and the sponsor of the “Ralph Carr […]

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Linda Newell’s ‘Last Bill’ documentary depicts what government looks like from the inside

The production team behind the documentary "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story" — editor Matt Baxter, director Aaron Koehler, former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, the film's producer, and her daughter, Brittany Newell, the film's associate producer — test out the red carpet as the audience begins to arrive at the film's premiere on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

There were lights, more than a few cameras and plenty of action at the premiere of former state Sen. Linda Newell’s documentary film on Saturday afternoon at a Littleton theater. There was also a massive, forbidding doorway to Skull Island lit by flickering tiki lights, and lots of little girls scampering around the lobby dressed […]

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Wilson discusses ‘ground-up’ education initiative in House GOP’s video update

State Rep. Jim Wilson, R-Salida, discusses education policy and legislation in the weekly video update released by the House GOP caucus on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Photo via YouTube)

Although it starts with a splash of levity, the House Republican caucus’s weekly video update quickly moves onto more serious ground. “This is Jim Wilson from Salida, Colorado,” says state Rep. Yuelin Willett, R-Grand Junction, as his serious gaze dissolves into a grin and an imposing figure enters the frame, shooing away the imposter. “Not […]

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Colorado House resolution demands Trump lift order banning some refugee, immigrant U.S. entry

Reps. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, and Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Commerce City, January 31, 2017. The two sponsored Resolution 1013 asking President Donald Trump to lift his executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Statesman)

In an emotional and at times contentious stretch of speeches that lasted more than an hour Tuesday, Colorado House Democrats passed a resolution asking President Donald Trump to lift the executive order he issued last week that banned entry to the country of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries and that sparked protests […]

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Athlete agents registration bill proposed by commission

A bill addressing the registration of agents of professional athletes is among a handful of measures recommended for introduction in the 2017 General Assembly by the Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws. Other proposed bills are a Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, a Uniform Unsworn Declarations Act to permit the use of unsworn declarations made […]

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