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Demand side management enriches Xcel at ratepayer expense

Bipartisan support for bad and expensive policy doesn’t miraculously change it to good policy.

By Amy Oliver Cooke and William Yeatman · June 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
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The unknown health risks of ‘Big Wind’

For those living in the shadow of industrial wind farms, it’s like being in the dark.

By Kohl Watson · June 11, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment
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Governor signs anti-sexting bill into law

“I refer to that as the thermal nuclear option. That type of adjudication or an arrest on a juvenile’s record is going to have almost fatal consequences for the ability to obtain student loans for college or higher education. So prosecutors across the state, as was I, were hesitant to ever charge a juvenile with that kind of enormous offense for sexting.” — 19th Judicial District Attorney Michael Rourke.

By Sherrie Peif · June 9, 2017 · 0 comments · Featured, Gold Dome, Legal, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Weld County
Book Review: Myth Busters, Why Health Reform Always Goes Awry

Book Review: Myth Busters, Why Health Reform Always Goes Awry

Myth Busters provides the basic information needed to evaluate policy proposals and a useful roadmap for unwinding the policy mistakes of the past.

By Linda Gorman · June 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman, Obamacare
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How a clique of Capitol reporters bar access to competitors

Here in Colorado though, there’s a handful of journalists abridging press freedom through exclusion, sanctioned by the legislature.

By Sherrie Peif · June 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Rep. Dan Pabon, Sen. Bob Gardner, Rep. Mike Weissmann and Rep. Chris Kennedy smile as Gov. John Hickenlooper as he signs SB 17-040 requiring digital records to be released under Colorado's Open Records Act in their original format. Photo by Sherrie Peif

Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

“We narrowed down on one area where people could come to an agreement. Where a document exists in an electronic fashion, we ought to be able to get that it that way in 2017.” — Rep. Mike ” Weissman, (D-Arapahoe County)

By Sherrie Peif · June 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif
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We don’t need ObamaCare to cover those with pre-existing conditions

We had lower premiums and good protection for people with pre-existing conditions before ObamaCare.

By Linda Gorman · May 30, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Linda Gorman, National, Obamacare
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Senate Bill 267 and the ‘Grand Betrayal’ by Colorado Republicans

The “grand compromise” of SB 267 is the largest “grand betrayal” from Republicans I have ever witnessed in my more than 25 years in Colorado politics.

By Jon Caldara · May 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Guest editorial: An ideological battle over density in Greenwood Village

Guest editorial: An ideological battle over density in Greenwood Village

While the issue on the ballot is about development, the real question is whether the people have any say over how their cities are run when faced with powerful moneyed interests.

By Dave Kerber · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Greenwood Village, Transit
New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

“Does Dr. Glass understand that charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws? Does he know that charter schools are not allowed to discriminate in their enrollment policies and that they adhere to the same testing standards as district-run schools? Does he realize that charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs?” — Kim Gilmartin, Jeffco parent.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Politics, Sherrie Peif