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Tipton and Gardner praise Boehner, look forward to future

By Gary Harmon

House Speaker John Boehner did his job as the nation’s top-ranking Republican, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Friday. Boehner, who has raised money for Tipton, has been buffeted by conservative Republicans in the House who have ...


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for marijuana ballot measure

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — It doesn’t matter if it’s a good idea or the voters already told the state more than once to use tax revenues from retail marijuana sales on school construction projects. Some folks will vote against a measure on ...


It’s confusing: tax surplus, budget shortfall at once?

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The latest revenue forecast released to the Colorado Legislature on Monday shows the state has a surplus and a shortfall. Natalie Mullis, chief economist for the Legislature, said the state last year collected $153.6 million in ...


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Tipton, Gardner: Gitmo should keep prisoners

By Charles Ashby

Colorado shouldn’t allow terrorists now held at a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be transferred to the federal Supermax prison in Cañon City, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said Saturday. Along with fellow Republican U.S. ...


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Bennet defends vote for Iran deal

By Charles Ashby

Pounding his fist on the dais and pleading with the audience, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet defended his vote on President Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran on Saturday, saying the alternative is no deal at all. Bennet, one of 42 Democrats ...


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St. Mary’s chief will lead state hospital association

By Charles Ashby

The president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital will take the reins as chairman of the Colorado Hospital Association later today. Mike McBride, who has been chairman-elect of the statewide organization for the past ...


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State treasurer discusses issues beyond his office

By Charles Ashby

Sounding more like a gubernatorial candidate than a state treasurer, Walker Stapleton had a lot to say about state government during a Grand Junction visit on Thursday. Stapleton, who’s widely expected to vie for the GOP nomination for ...


Campaign launched for pot tax to fund schools

By Charles Ashby

The campaign effort to get Coloradans to approve the only statewide measure on this year’s ballot went live last week, and the man behind it is hoping voters take the time to understand why a third marijuana question is before ...


Coffman applauds water-rule injunction

By Dennis Webb

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is cheering a ruling blocking implementation of new federal water-protection rules in numerous states — a ruling she participated in seeking. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday granted ...


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Outgoing commissioner Doug Aden worried about upkeep of road system

By Charles Ashby

For nearly two decades, Doug Aden hasn’t taken his eyes off the road. But the retired banker and longtime Grand Junction resident decided it finally was time to do so, officially ending his 18-year stint on the Colorado Transportation ...


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