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A bipartisan attempt at amendments fix

By The Daily Sentinel

The Colorado Legislature is at it again. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing legislation that makes it more difficult to amend the state Constitution. We sincerely hope they are successful. The most recent effort to persuade ...


Petersen takes Club 20 helm

By The Daily Sentinel

No one can argue that new Club 20 leader Bonnie Petersen is unfamiliar with issues affecting western Colorado. In addition to family history that goes back more than a century on the Western Slope, she was a long-time representative for Qwest ...


An administrative decision

By The Daily Sentinel

Mesa County should have a permanent county administrator overseeing day-to-day operations of the county, not relegate those administrative duties to the county commissioners. We have argued that for some time, and now Interim County ...


Legislators to exercise more school oversight

By The Daily Sentinel

When it comes to bills that place new state mandates on how local school districts do their jobs — and add extensive new reporting requirements, to boot — we’re not big fans. But, with a little bit of revision, House Bill ...


Energy is gone from gas-industry lawsuit

By The Daily Sentinel

Leaders of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association offered praise for Gov. John Hickenlooper Thursday when they announced they were ending a 2-year-old lawsuit over the state’s new oil and gas regulations. Good for them. Their assessment ...


A bipartisan repeal on health care reform

By The Daily Sentinel

The Republican effort to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act died a swift death in the Senate Wednesday, falling on a party-line vote, just as everyone expected. But Democrats and Republicans proved they could work together ...


Food for thought on health inspections

By The Daily Sentinel

If you’re preparing to head out for a meal at one of Mesa County’s many eateries some time soon, start with this understanding: None of the restaurants listed this week with critical violations during inspections by the Mesa ...


Earmarks on the edge?

By The Daily Sentinel

Earmarks, those pork-barrel budgeting items tucked quietly into appropriations bills, have drawn the wrath of many citizens, and a large number of Republican lawmakers. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, led an unsuccessful effort last ...


Gessler gets sensible about moonlighting

By The Daily Sentinel

Although it took considerable public criticism and undisclosed advice from the state attorney general, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler finally made the right decision: He has abandoned plans to work part-time for his old law firm, ...


Mangled mandate will add to political battles

By The Daily Sentinel

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Florida on Monday issued the most detailed rejection of the individual mandate to buy health insurance that was part of the health care reform law passed last year. Because the mandate is integral to the ...


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