Posted inNews, Politics and Government

$8 million military construction project at Colorado Springs base shifted to pay for border wall

Construction at a military base in Colorado Springs is being deferred as part of budget shifts to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That comes after assurances from the White House to Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner that no Colorado bases would be affected for the 2019 fiscal year.  U.S. Sen. […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

Heather McBroom’s guilty plea to a felony drug charge in 2000 has proved to be an unshakeable burden, no matter how much success she has had in her professional life, now as a paralegal and process server. She can’t volunteer at her child’s school with a criminal record. She can’t be a recreational league coach. […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government, Transportation

Republicans are celebrating, but the extra $106 million for transportation in Colorado’s budget is far from a done deal

Republicans in the Colorado Senate celebrated this week as the $30.5 billion state budget passed out of the chamber with $106 million in cuts to government administration spending as part of a plan to divert the money toward transportation. Since January, the GOP had been clamoring for more money — $336 million to be exact […]