YESTERYEAR: Andrews rips Dems, ‘shadow senator’ for playing coyote to roadrunner Owens

Author: Ernest Luning - June 2, 2016 - Updated: June 2, 2016

Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Senate Minority Leader John Andrews, R-Centennial, excoriated Senate President Stan Matsunaka, D-Loveland, for “doom[ing] compromise on the year’s toughest issue” in the just-concluded special session on growth with his “belligerent, partisan and profane” words.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.