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Tag Archives: Kevin Grantham

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Secretive lobbying group heads to Denver next week. Here’s what you need to know

Updated to add statement from Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. As a powerful organization backed by some of the nation’s wealthiest conservative families prepares to […]...

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July 13, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Gov says: No special session for you!

After more than a week of speculation, Gov. John Hickenlooper today put to an end the idea that he might call lawmakers back for a […]...

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May 19, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Major transportation bill dies in Senate committee, lacking Republican support

With just two weeks to go in the 2017 session, Republicans last night defeated a bill that would have gone to voters to ask for […]...

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April 26, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Legislative session erupts into shouts and accusations over negotiations on major bills

Updated to add response from Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran and House Majority Leader KC Becker. The state Capitol erupted Tuesday morning into a […]...

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April 20, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Republicans walk a tightrope over rural hospital fix

As lawmakers continue to negotiate over the session’s biggest bill – to free up millions of dollars for rural hospitals, instead of cutting funds to the […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Transportation bill advances in Senate committee, but fate uncertain

A measure that could raise up to $3.5 billion for Colorado’s long list of road and bridge repairs squeaked through a Republican-controlled Senate committee this […]...

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April 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s what you need to know before Tuesday’s hearing.

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and transportation […]...

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April 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to raise sales tax for transportation passes first test

Lawmakers worked into the evening Wednesday to find the best way, or perhaps the least objectionable way, to begin to fund a backlog of $9 […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Colorado lawmakers hope this is the year to solve the affordable condo crisis

This much perhaps everyone can agree on: Colorado is in an affordable housing crisis, whether you live on the Front Range, Western Slope or the […]...

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March 22, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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