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Opinion: To truly reform immigration, Colorado must turn its eyes to Washington

The 2021 legislative session brought about progressive changes to Colorado, particularly regarding immigration and undocumented immigrants. Among them: Eliminating barriers to resources such as business and professional licenses for those lacking proper documentation SB21-199. Establishing data privacy protections to prevent state agencies from feeding non-public personal information to federal immigration enforcement SB21-131. Creating no-cost reproductive […]

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Opinion: Energy spent on tech trustbusting is energy wasted

Political commentators and constituents alike are quick to judge the actions of politicians, and often they are within their right to do so. However, recent criticism aimed at senators who have chosen not to embroil themselves in the fight to regulate tech companies are unfounded. Our senators are making the right decision for Coloradans. We […]

Posted inEnergy, News, Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper wins over some environmental critics with big role in Democrats’ climate bill

One by one, the environmentalists walked to the microphone to sing the praises of U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper. Breanna Gonzalez, the Colorado field coordinator for Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors, thanked Hickenlooper for his “important leadership” in advancing Democrats’ climate, health care and spending bill in the U.S. Senate. Kelly Nordini, executive director […]

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Littwin: Hickenlooper never gave up on Manchin. Could that really be why Manchin never gave up on the climate bill?

In the biggest congressional news of late and very possibly the most important since Joe Biden took office, Sen. Joe Manchin has changed his position — yes, one more time — on Biden’s much-reduced, yet-still-all-important climate-change package. In a city where secrets are rarely held for long, Manchin’s announcement of yet another change of heart […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Water

Congress may extend program paying farmers, ranchers to use less water as Colorado River conservation pleas intensify

Colorado’s U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper is pushing legislation that aims to make federal funding available to pay farmers and ranchers to voluntarily use less water by leaving their fields temporarily fallow. The Hickenlooper bill, which has bipartisan support, passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee on Thursday. It still has to be approved by the full […]

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Zornio: Has Big Tech caught Colorado Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper by the tongue?

These days it’s hard to find bipartisan support for almost anything — it seems even the color of the sky might be up for debate. That’s why it’s all the more impressive that Congress has reached broad bipartisan support for two antitrust reform bills targeting Big Tech. There’s just one small surprise: Among support from […]