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Former U.S. drug czar Bennett: Colorado will come to regret legalizing...

Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana are losing the battle, says the nation’s first drug czar, William Bennett, who served in that capacity...

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...

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...

Updated: Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver Thursday to speak to...

Updated, July 18: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s public schedule shows she will be in Denver Thursday to speak at the annual meeting of the American...

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...

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...

Private water industry group steadfast in support for ALEC

An influential trade association representing companies that provide water services to one in four Americans says it will continue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that has worked with the energy industry to create loophole-filled water protections and opposes federal oversight of fracking.

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP...

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the west steps of the capitol, the speakers took turns detailing ways new registration and voting requirements and restrictions will make it more difficult for millions of Americans to cast ballots in presidential election year 2012.

Under fire in Colo for lack of transparency, Stapleton in DC...

Progressive politics coalition Campaign for a Strong Colorado says state Treasurer Walker Stapleton should follow the advice he provided to the U.S. House Ways and Means committee this week when he argued in favor of the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act. "Greater transparency and better information is important for the fiscal health of our states and for our taxpayers," he said. Strong Colorado agreed and urged Stapleton to bring his point home to the taxpayers he serves by opening up his full current employment records so the Colorado public can see how he's earning his money and spending his time.