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Republican Senators from left Randy Baumgardner and Kevin Grantham meet with media on Thursday to discuss the fate of two controversial bills. Photo by Sherrie Peif

Bills funding transportation, schools and hospitals appear dead; stalled in the House

“If we’re not going to have any negotiations in good faith, then what they have done has not been in good faith. If we’re not going to have negotiations, then there is no point in having a damn bill.” — Jerry Sonnenberg on SB17-267

By Sherrie Peif · April 21, 2017 · 0 comments · debt, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized
Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

Time to break down barriers to hiring rural teachers

School leaders are perfectly capable of exercising sound judgement about whom they want leading their classrooms.

By Alexander Hutton · April 17, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Gold Dome
Sen. Owen Hill, (R-El Paso) questions a witness during testimony on a bill recently at the State Capitol.  Photo By Jared Cummings

Tax, debt and spending bills clear first hurdle with a little help from some Republicans

“It will catch up to them. Maybe not tomorrow but it will catch up to them.” — Gregory Golyansky, President Colorado Union of Taxpayers

By Sherrie Peif · April 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Elections, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
50-year Army vet  fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

50-year Army vet fired from Denver Public Schools; transgender student at center of controversy

“As far as I’m concerned, DPS has to substantiate the charge,” he said. “I do intend, if necessary, to file suit against Denver Public Schools and the young lady.” — John Russell, retired Army Lt. Colonel.

By Sherrie Peif · April 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Denver, Education, Featured, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
Senate Bill 267: Saving rural Colorado with even more debt and taxes

Senate Bill 267: Saving rural Colorado with even more debt and taxes

If the bill passes, the Hickenlooper Administration can hang a “for sale” sign on everything, including the kitchen sink.

By Linda Gorman · April 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Health Care, Linda Gorman, Taxes
Jon Caldara, right, works with members of the Colorado Legislative Services to get the wording of a ballot initiative correct.

Fix Our Damn Roads one step closer to the voters

The amendments that the Republicans tried clearly show there is enough money in the state budget to Fix Our Damn Roads without a tax increase,” Jon Caldara said. “Good for them for proving the point.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, Transportation, Uncategorized
Jared Cummings -- From left, Republican Senators Tim Neville, Vicki Marble, Dave Williams talk about a late bill that would allow victims of illegal immigrant crimes able to sue the municipality for compensatory damages.

Accountability for sanctuary cities bill makes second appearance, this time in Senate

We should not be importing crime, and that is what happens when we attract illegal aliens to Colorado. — Sen. Dave Williams, (R-El Paso)

By Sherrie Peif · April 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Immigration, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Free speech zones, emotional coddling a disservice to college students

Free speech zones, emotional coddling a disservice to college students

Their job is to develop students intellectually, not to emotionally coddle them.

By Cassie Morrow · April 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Free Speech, Higher Education, National
Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted against their usual privacy protection platform.

By Sherrie Peif · April 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Taxes
Photo credit - Anthony Surace

Storm knocks out transmission line that connects wind farm to power grid

El Paso County residents nearby, however, told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the turbines’ inaudible, low-frequency sound waves — known as infrasound — and a phenomenon called shadow flicker have caused headaches, nausea and dizziness.

By Sherrie Peif · March 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Sherrie Peif