Politics

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Governor, attorney general in court battle

By Charles Ashby

Attorneys for Gov. John Hickenlooper filed a petition with the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday to ask it to determine if the governor, and not the state’s attorney general, has the ultimate authority to decide when the state can sue ...


Planned Parenthood rejects invite by GOP to testify about fetal tissue

By Charles Ashby

Planned Parenthood of Colorado told a group of conservative state legislators last week to take a hike over its planned hearing on fetal tissue trafficking. The group, called the Republican Study Committee of Colorado, announced plans to hold ...


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Republican forum to discuss ‘storm’ of EPA regulations

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Senate Republicans will hold the second of a series of statewide forums on the potential impacts new rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency might have on the state. Legislative Republicans said the EPA has numerous ...


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Tipton open on speaker choice

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has no immediate favorite for speaker of the House, though he knows of one representative who won’t get his vote. There are now 24 House Republicans who have made known their interest in replacing ...


Gardner pushes broadband bill in Senate

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner joined with two other senators last week in introducing a bill into the U.S. Senate designed to help bring Internet broadband to more hard-to-reach areas of the nation. The proposed bill, called the Streamlining and ...


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Lawmakers struggle with the politics of state’s budget

By Charles Ashby

Health care advocates like it. So do crusaders of more funding for transportation and education. Some Colorado lawmakers believe they can fix the state’s most immediate budget issues to meet those needs by making what, on the surface, ...


Guv on 4-nation tour to pitch Colorado

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper will lead a group of business and academic leaders on an economic development mission to Japan, China, Turkey and Israel later this month. While the group, 52 people in all, doesn’t include anyone from the Western ...


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 ...


Hickenlooper urges support 
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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