Tag Archives: Pat Steadman

‘Bullies have won’ in the SCFD fight, say gagged arts leaders

Stop griping or your funding will be cut. That was the warning small arts and cultural groups gleaned from their funder, the Scientific and Cultural […]...

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April 13, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Racial bias shadows the Front Range culture funding fight

Win the battle, lose the war? That may be the fate of arts and culture groups fighting for a bigger share of tax dollars from the […]...

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February 25, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees being […]...

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February 24, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Conflicts of interest for Ethics Commission? Lawmakers seek fix.

Lawmakers hoping once again to try and rid the state’s anti-corruption agency from its own conflicts of interest might have an unlikely ally in their […]...

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December 31, 2015 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Critics rail as lawmakers take up Denver-metro culture funding

Sen. Pat Steadman hopes a proposal to renew arts and culture funding in the Denver metro area will be a smooth way to begin what all […]...

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December 28, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

SCFD board entertains then rejects alternative public arts funding proposals

The plan for how tax dollars will be divvied up to pay for arts and culture organizations in Metro Denver isn’t going to change, the Scientific and […]...

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October 23, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Coloradans enjoyed Wednesday’s pot-tax Holiday – here’s why and how

Coloradans enjoyed Wednesday’s pot-tax holiday, even if understanding TABOR – the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights which allowed for the tax-free day at recreational dispensaries – […]...

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September 18, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on...

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April 14, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Colorado Senate kills ban on gay conversion therapy

Kill Bill A Senate kill committee stopped a bill banning gay conversion therapy, reports The Grand Junction Sentinel, which quotes sponsor Pat Steadman: “’People are […]...

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April 9, 2015 Just In, Uncategorized, Wiretap

‘Ebel Effect’ drives surge in Colorado corrections spending

The problem has gone up enormously since the murder of prisons chief Tom Clements....

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April 7, 2015 Criminal Justice, Politics


Truth, Lies and Videotape: Political TV ads in an election year

Feeling bombarded with all of the political ads on TV this time of year? Ready to tune out of campaign season? Don’t get overwhelmed – […]

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An Aspen reporter got drunk for journalism— and the cops bought his drinks

  Best assignment of the week? Maybe for Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander who penned this lede for an April 30 front-page story: On Tuesday, my job was to get drunk. […]

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