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Rep. Tipton favors budget

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., voted to approve a two-year budget plan, saying that the deal “puts a stop to budgeting from crisis to crisis, preventing future government shutdowns that create economic uncertainty.” Tipton, ...


Wright: Audit state health exchange expenses

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright is calling for an audit of the state’s new health insurance exchange. But the Fruita Republican isn’t asking the Office of the State Auditor to look into why the exchange is far behind its goal for signing ...

Commissioners unanimous on putting county representatives in Legislature

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt a resolution urging Colorado state legislators to reconsider how legislative seats are distributed throughout the state. Commissioner Steve Acquafresca said the idea to have each ...


The Gessler 155: Zero prosecutions of people secretary of state says voted illegally

By Charles Ashby

Since taking over the Secretary of State’s Office in 2011, Scott Gessler has loudly and repeatedly claimed that non-citizens were illegally voting in Colorado elections. The Republican, who has long called for a new law requiring people ...

Steve for web

Commish to run for House seat

By Charles Ashby

Steve Acquafresca will run for the Colorado House seat being vacated by Rep. Ray Scott, the Mesa County commissioner told fellow Republicans on Friday. Unlike other candidates who have vied for the seat in recent years, Acquafresca is unique ...

Broomfield mayor bows out of treasurer’s race

By Charles Ashby

Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced Friday that he is withdrawing from the race for Colorado Treasurer. In a short press release, Quinn provided no reasons as to why he was leaving the primary race against Democrat and former U.S. Rep. Betsy ...

Company’s entrance into fracking debate upsets Republicans

By Charles Ashby

Five local lawmakers have taken aim at national outdoor clothing firm Patagonia for its stance on hydraulic fracturing. The Ventura, Calif.-based company that routinely gets involved in environmental issues has recently backed two campaigns ...


Adams County Republican enters governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

Move over Tom Tancredo, Scott Gessler and three other Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Another GOP candidate has jumped into the race. Steve House, chairman of the Adams County Republican Party, is the latest GOP candidate to challenge for ...

Wright begins 
re-election bid; touts victories

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Jared Wright kicked off his re-election bid to the Colorado House on Thursday. With House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, at his side, the freshman legislator said his performance during his first year in the Colorado ...

Backers of breakaway state unfazed by rejection of voters

By Charles Ashby

It doesn’t matter that six of 11 Colorado counties voted Tuesday against going ahead with discussions on creating a 51st state — the group backing the idea still plans to move ahead. But what the group, 51stState.org, will do ...

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