State Budget:

Dems Hamner and Young join powerful budget committee, Duran and May exit

Just after she was elected the first female Democratic Speaker of the House, Boulder Rep. Dicky Lee Hullinghorst was tasked with replacing two of the most powerful […]...

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November 19, 2014 Just In, State Budget

House Republicans have rift moment; arial firefighting advances

Notes from the 93rd day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 10, 2014 Capitol Notebook, State Budget

House approves historic public education funding; rural broadband heads to Senate

Notes from the 92nd day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 9, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Education, Politics, State Budget

Senate caucuses on budget; House approves easier cross-state firearms purchases and higher ed funding, kill’s pipeline bill

Notes from the 85th day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 2, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Education, Environment/Energy, Politics, State Budget, The Mix, Uncategorized

House passes budget; Senate passes recall election reform and voter fraud legislation

Notes from the 80th day of the 2014 legislative session ...

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March 28, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, State Budget, The Mix, Uncategorized

Keeping police officers trained and trains running across southern Colorado

Notes from the 71st day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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March 19, 2014 Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, State Budget, The Mix

Senate moves to regulate Lyft, Uber; House all-in for audit of state health exchange

It's the 59th day of the 2014 legislative session — just a day shy of the half-way mark. Though it almost caused Sen. Hill to ruin Sen. Harvey's birthday, Lyft and Uber will probably get to stay in Colorado under...

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March 7, 2014 Politics, State Budget, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Oprah Effect

The Colorado General Assembly seems to want to hand out tax credits the way Oprah hands out cars. One big difference, though, is that Oprah's spending her own money while tax credits spend everyone’s money....

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March 7, 2014 Education, State Budget, The Beats, The Blogs, The Fine Print

Audit raises more questions about Secretary of State’s budget

Colorado auditors found that the department failed to follow rules when conducting roughly $80,000 worth of financial transactions....

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February 13, 2014 State Budget, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin on a very Hickenlooper State of the State speech

That's the Hickenlooper who drives Republican pols crazy and a few Democratic pols, too. The Hickenlooper who stakes out middle ground and insists everyone join him there. ...

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January 10, 2014 Littwin Columns, Politics, State Budget, The Beats


Happy Holidays!

  Given the holy days and all, we’ve gone a bit reflective. Here’s a video about some of our favorite things. Colorado. News. Independent news coverage about […]

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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Denerstein on the final installment of The Hobbit

Here’s what redeems Jackson’s opus: Significant characters die, and we feel the sorrow of their passing. The tone of the final segment is full of nobility, and, at times, a tragic sense of heroism.

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