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GOP aims to prove it can lead after gains

By Charles Ashby

This year’s elections did more than just give Republicans control of both chambers of Congress. It also swept them into unprecedented control of most of the legislative chambers across the nation. As a result, national GOP officials are ...


Tipton votes ‘aye’ on massive package to fund government

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., voted for a $1.1 trillion spending plan aimed at funding the federal government through September, which will set the stage for battles in February over immigration policy. The measure, which passed the House, ...


CDOT transportation plan: There’s no money

By Charles Ashby

The 2040 statewide transportation plan that the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking public comment on comes with a dire warning: there isn’t enough money. The plan, which examines general transportation needs over the next ...


State high court upholds ruling against Gessler

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday and left standing a lower court ruling that said the Republican overstepped his authority. In December 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled ...


Blame
 traded for Election Day technical glitch

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s county clerks and the Colorado Office of Information Technology aren’t agreeing with Secretary of State Scott Gessler about what happened on Election Day. Gessler told state lawmakers last week that it wasn’t his ...


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Couple take on ballot measure to keep darkness at bay

By Charles Ashby

Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round. Sean and Teri Johnson, who live in Lakewood, are trying to get a measure onto the 2016 ballot that would keep the sun up longer in the afternoons, ...


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Republicans now must show ‘they know how to lead’

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Republican Party had a banner year in 2014, and party chairman Ryan Call wants to see that continue. That’s why Call was in Grand Junction on Wednesday to talk to fellow party members, asking what they think went right and ...


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Christie in 
Tancredo’s 
cross hairs

By Charles Ashby

Tom Tancredo isn’t happy with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The former Republican congressman and two-time Colorado gubernatorial candidate is angry at Christie, also a Republican, for opposing his campaign for the GOP nomination for ...


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‘Newbies’ on time-worn path to state Legislature

By Charles Ashby

DENVER ­— Freshman orientation at the Colorado Legislature last week was like being back in school, except for these newly elected lawmakers, the courses were like no other they’ve studied before. Beyond learning the ...


Western Slope gets second seat on key legislative panel

By Charles Ashby

The Western Slope has another lawmaker on the Colorado Legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. Last year, Republicans tapped Rep. Bob Rankin, R-Glenwood Springs, to fill a post being vacated by Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, who ...


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