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ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at...

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

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...

What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on...

At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado are meeting this week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation. And next year, that...

‘Obamacare’ long war haunts bill on EPA carbon-emissions plan

DENVER — Obamacare was the unlikely elephant in the room Thursday during a state Energy Committee hearing about a new bill that would rework...

Corporate ‘bill mill’ ALEC now says it believes in climate change

In law suit, ALEC demanded activists “remove all false or misleading material” that suggests ALEC is in the climate-change-denial business. The groups flatly rejected the demand.

GOP candidates push hard for state control over federal lands

  Republicans aren’t just gunning for control of both houses of the State Legislature on Tuesday, they’d also like state government to take over millions...

Microsoft to ALEC: Buh-bye

  Microsoft has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative public-policy lobbying group, CNET reports. The group’s lobbying efforts to block...

Controversial utility commission appointee Vaad never confirmed

Vaad drew heat from clean energy supporters for his ties to ALEC and its powerful fossil-fuel lobby. Governor Hickenlooper reappointed Vaad in May after the Senate failed to act.

Wiretap: Climate change is here; wildfire season around the corner

The new study is comprehensive and unequivocal: dry regions are getting drier, wet regions wetter, heat waves more frequent, wildfires covering more ground, insects killing more trees.