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Colorado GOP Legislative Wrapup Panel

Waller to defend gun laws if elected attorney general

By Charles Ashby

Even though he doesn’t like the new gun laws approved by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year, Rep. Mark Waller said he would defend the new laws in court if he becomes attorney general. Waller, a Colorado Springs Republican, told ...


Politics and business

By Charles Ashby

There’s no such thing as politics as usual at the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. That’s because the chamber’s involvement in politics has evolved over time, and continues to do so, even to the dismay of some of its ...


Guv backs shooting range

By Charles Ashby

An effort to build an ambitious sport shooting range and education center at the old Cameo power plant in De Beque Canyon got a powerful booster on Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper said he was fully behind the idea, so long as all the legal and ...

Hickenlooper: Death penalty expensive, isn’t a deterrent

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he wasn’t being wishy-washy when he granted a temporary reprieve in the pending execution of Chuck E. Cheese killer Nathan Dunlap. Hickenlooper, who called Dunlap “malevolent” and ...

K-12 funding would make Colo. ‘national model’

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper was always in support of increased funding for K-12 education. So the criticism he’s received this week for only now voicing support for the measure that is expected to be on this fall’s ballot to increase ...

Treasurer Stapleton runs for re-election

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced plans to run for re-election Thursday. The 39-year-old Republican was first elected to the post in 2010, narrowly defeating incumbent Democrat Cary Kennedy. Among his accomplishments since ...

Reading narrows 
the enforcement 
of new gun laws

By Charles Ashby

Two controversial gun laws approved by the Colorado Legislature earlier this year will stay in place, at least for now. State attorneys defending Colorado’s new gun laws Wednesday agreed to specific wording on how they would be ...

Two Republicans seek to replace Udall in Senate

By Charles Ashby

Two Republicans will challenge each other for the right to run against Democrat Mark Udall in his re-election bid for the U.S. Senate. State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, announced his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the seat ...


Politicians want government to budget for catastrophes

By Charles Ashby

Not nearly enough money is spent on wildfire mitigation and suppression in Colorado or the nation, a U.S. and state senator say. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has joined other senators in calling on the federal government to come up with a ...

GOP leaders urged to pass immigration bill

By Charles Ashby

The pressure is on Colorado’s congressional delegation to pass the immigration reform measure approved by the U.S. Senate late last month. That pressure is focused primarily on the Republican members of the delegation, including U.S. ...

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