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Incumbents, slate backed by super PAC cash head to victory in run for Colorado statehouse

Five incumbent state lawmakers appeared poised to hold off primary challengers Tuesday, while candidates backed by big outside money took the lead in four open seats in Weld County.  Nearly $1.6 million in cash poured into eight highly contested seats, often supporting Republicans, and occasionally Democrats who were viewed as more middle-of-the-road. The success of […]

Posted inPolitics and Government, Sun Investigation

The 2019 legislative session in Colorado explained in 5 graphics

A month after it ended, the 2019 legislative session continues to resonate in Colorado. Democratic lawmakers are cheering, and Gov. Jared Polis is celebrating progress on his campaign promises. Republicans are holding rallies to galvanize opposition and threatening recall elections for their opponents. And major policy shifts are starting to take shape as new laws […]

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Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists

The atmosphere at the Colorado Capitol is becoming chaotic. A major overhaul of the oil and gas industry is drawing protests. Other controversial legislation is pushing debates late into the night. Gov. Jared Polis is feuding with lawmakers from his own party. Democrats are battling each other on major priorities, including a repeal of the […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Keeping up with California on vehicle emissions standards will cost Coloradans dearly

Few Coloradans are aware that at Gov. John Hickenlooper’s behest, the state’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) is hurriedly creating a regulation that will raise the prices of light trucks and SUV’s while requiring state lawmakers to greatly expand taxpayer subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles. With public attention understandably focused on several controversial […]