U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has removed her name from business paperwork linked to the oil and gas consulting firm run by her husband, Jayson, after drawing scrutiny for nearly $1 million in payments it received from Terra Energy, a drilling company operating in her district. The Garfield County Republican was previously listed as the registered […]
Lauren Boebert can continue to block former Colorado state lawmaker on Twitter, federal judge rules
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert will not be required to unblock a former state lawmaker from her personal Twitter account, a federal judge in Colorado ruled Thursday. Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, did not violate the free speech rights of former state lawmaker Bri Buentello because she blocked Buentello from her personal Twitter account, @laurenboebert, rather […]
Lauren Boebert argues she’s allowed to block people from her Twitter feed
By Ray K. Erku, Glenwood Springs Post Independent After being sued in federal court for allegedly violating free-speech rights U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Garfield County, asked that the motion be denied because the allegations ignore the distinction between personal and private Twitter accounts. Boebert was elected to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District […]
Lauren Boebert is sued in federal court for blocking constituent on Twitter
Lauren Boebert, the bombastic new Republican congresswoman from Colorado, has been sued in federal court on allegations that she violated the free speech rights of one of her constituents by blocking the constituent on Twitter. Bri Buentello, a former Democratic state representative who lives in Pueblo, brought the legal action on Sunday. “Buentello is a […]
Democrats hold their majorities at Colorado Capitol but GOP blunts a second blue wave
Democratic state lawmakers boosted their majority in the state Senate by one seat and maintained their strong numbers in the House after balloting ended Tuesday. But new House leadership, 16 new lawmakers, a continuing pandemic and the budget fallout from a voter-approved tax cut may make for challenging times in the 2021 General Assembly. Senate […]
How high will the blue wave crest in Colorado? Democrats are predicting big wins once again.
In the final days of the 2020 campaign, Lisa Cutter is not taking anything for granted. The state representative is the first Democrat to win her western Jefferson County district, part of a Democratic wave in 2018 that gave the party control of state government and the lawmaking process. Cutter feels the pressure to win […]
Democrats dominate campaign fundraising and spend big to build majority in the Colorado legislature
Democrats are outspending Republicans in state legislative races, and super PACs are pouring in $10 million, as the majority party looks poised to make gains in both chambers. A few of the competitive races are exceeding the $1 million mark with the most expensive contest — a state Senate seat in Adams County — topping […]
Most Colorado public school teachers are white, but almost half of their students are not. Can the state close the gap?
Colorado’s teacher shortage is felt in school districts across the state, but the shortage of minority teachers is particularly severe — to the extent that many students may not have a single teacher of color in elementary, middle or high school. During the last school year, a third of Colorado’s school districts did not have […]