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More delays to Open Records bill frustrate both sides

“The public really supports transparency, so maybe that’s where it belongs, with the public.”

By Sherrie Peif · February 18, 2017 · 0 comments · Featured, Gold Dome, Open Records, Sherrie Peif
Lizzie Pryzgoda testifies for a law in her name in 2016 that would allow military members 18-20 to apply for a concealed carry permit. The law died in 2016, but has been reintroduced this year. The bill SB-006 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday and will now go to the Committee of the Whole.

Concealed carry bill for military 18-20 advances to Senate floor

A bill that would allow 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds in the armed forces to apply for a conceal carry permit, passed the Senate Judiciary committee 3-2, along party lines, on Monday.

By Sherrie Peif · February 14, 2017 · 0 comments · Civil Liberties, Gold Dome, Right To Arms, Sherrie Peif
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Senate Bill 89 a positive step for residential energy storage

Naturally, Xcel opposes anything that threatens its highly profitable Colorado monopoly.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · February 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
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Which way will Dems go on state senate energy committee

Nationally, the Steyer wing of the party refuses to give any ground after its humiliating defeat.

By Simon Lomax · January 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

“He had a way of poking through the pretenses that he saw from politicians and from others, but always in a very gentlemanly and friendly way,” — John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News on the passing of reporter and columnist Peter Blake.

By Todd Shepherd · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Peter Blake, Politics
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New Senate energy panel opens the door to bipartisan ozone solutions

The new committee could tackle the Obama EPA’s ozone standard, which has attracted strong bipartisan criticism in Colorado.

By Simon Lomax · December 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
New study calls Colorado parole reforms into question

New study calls Colorado parole reforms into question

The authors of the study concluded that HOPE or “Sure and Swift” managements seemed “unlikely to offer better outcomes and lower costs for broad classes of moderate-to-high-risk probationers.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Gold Dome
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Free advice for Tom Steyer: Go back to California

The California billionaire and anti-fossil fuel activist is bad at politics, plain and simple.

By Simon Lomax · November 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

For the left, Al Gore is the perfect surrogate to close out this year’s election in Colorado. He’s national politics, left-wing politics and climate politics all rolled into one.

By Simon Lomax · November 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

“…I still need another $50,000 to run the kind of advertising program I’d like. Again this is an under-the-radar fundraising effort because we don’t want the other camp to find out that we are doing an Independent Expenditure.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Higher Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics