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Tag Archives: Pat Steadman

Lawmakers fail to reform Colorado’s Ethics Commission

The Republican-controlled Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee shot down a bill Monday that would have begun to reform Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission. The […]...

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

Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts....

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May 6, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

‘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

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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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Why Michael Bennet might be less known than Cory Gardner in Colorado

  Colorado’s Michael Bennet, a Democrat up for re-election this year, is one of the least-known U.S. senators among voters in their home states. That’s […]

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