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Tag Archives: Larry Crowder

Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always toe the party line

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian beliefs. […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Republican Senate leader to back hospital provider fee change

Updated to add comment from Michael Fields of Americans for Prosperity. While conservative lawmakers are squabbling about how to finance an immediate need for $3.5 […]...

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March 21, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Midpoint in the Garden of the General Assembly

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed roughly 33 bills into law in the past week. You’d be hard pressed to name even one of them. But […]...

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March 9, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guest post: We’re Republican lawmakers and we think it’s time to fine tune TABOR

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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February 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Americans for Prosperity flex muscles at the statehouse

A year ago, then-state Senate President Bill Cadman, a Colorado Springs Republican, told a gathering of the conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity that if […]...

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February 15, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The statehouse skinny: Guns, roads and rubber duckies

Editor’s note: Every week, we send a newsletter to subscribers. This week’s, which is republished below, is a conversation between The Colorado Independent’s Managing Editor […]...

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February 13, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Hospital provider fee dead, or at least on life support, for 2017

An intense two-year battle between Colorado’s outgoing Senate president and the outgoing speaker of the House appears to be ending right along with the terms […]...

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January 5, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Battle for the Capitol: What’s at stake if Colorado’s Legislature flips?

  WALSENBURG, CO — On a recent Wednesday in the back of the Alpine Rose Cafe, an old-school diner with cracked green vinyl booths in […]...

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October 25, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Death notice: The dramatic debate over the hospital provider fee is done

  Debate over Colorado’s hospital provider fee fizzled Tuesday in a committee room in downtown Denver. Alamosa Republican Sen. Larry Crowder, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s […]...

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May 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why GOP Sen. Larry Crowder sponsoring a hospital provider fee bill is a big deal

  Well, it happened. Lawmakers in Denver finally introduced a bill that would reclassify the state’s hospital provider fee into a standalone enterprise. Doing so will […]...

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March 28, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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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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