As cities across Colorado are announcing plans for the coming school year, the one question you rarely hear, even in jest, is this: What could go wrong? Because the answer is clear. So much could go wrong. At the risk of stating the obvious, reopening schools in the midst of a pandemic is, to borrow […]
The “red flag” gun bill is expected to pass in Colorado. But there are important things to watch along the way.
Before a 10-hour hearing at the Colorado Capitol on a “red flag” gun bill last week even began, the die had been cast. The measure won the House Judiciary Committee’s approval, as it always was slated to. And no matter how hard Republicans push back, it’s expected to ultimately pass the legislature this year. For […]
Will two redistricting ballot measures this year put an end to one of Colorado’s longest-running political feuds?
Almost three years ago, former state lawmaker Rob Witwer invited a few other “legislative has-beens” to meet him for lunch on the 16th Street Mall. Witwer, ever the optimist, kicked around his ideas for fixing one of the longest-running, most-divisive battles in politics: the fight over political power itself. The downtown lawyer and father of […]