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Tag Archives: Bob Rankin

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency – and other environmental programs — likely to get a legislative lifeline

Environmental and conservation programs, including the body that regulates Colorado’s oil and gas industry, may see the cash influx they need to keep operating after […]...

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March 9, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money – fast

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April’s fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate the […]...

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February 21, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Lawmakers race to secure federal broadband money

This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect a vote by the House.  The Colorado House Wednesday passed a bill aimed at securing as much […]...

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January 23, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an […]...

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January 9, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the Capitol […]...

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April 15, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

House U-turns on immigrant driver’s license funding

DENVER — The House rejected a program-funding standoff on Wednesday that threatened to bring hallmark D.C.-style dysfunction to the state Capitol this legislative session. By […]...

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February 26, 2015 Uncategorized

Dems Hamner and Young join powerful budget committee, Duran and May exit

Just after she was elected the first female Democratic Speaker of the House, Boulder Rep. Dicky Lee Hullinghorst was tasked with replacing two of the most powerful […]...

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November 19, 2014 Just In
Colorado conservation groups say Hick, Bennet wins bode well for ‘New Energy Economy’

Colorado conservation groups say Hick, Bennet wins bode well for ‘New Energy Economy’

Members of Colorado’s conservationist community today lauded the election of Democrats John Hickenlooper (governor) and Michael Bennet (U.S. Senate), pointing to their victories Tuesday as a clear sign that the state still supports Gov. Bill Ritter’s alternative energy agenda....

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November 3, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Schwartz survives scare; Dems hold onto state Senate majority

Schwartz survives scare; Dems hold onto state Senate majority

The Denver Post is reporting that state Sen. Gail Schwartz, a Snowmass Democrat with a big GOP target on her back, won her re-election bid […]...

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November 3, 2010 Blog, Politics
Lefty nest Aspen increasingly infiltrated by GOP operatives

Lefty nest Aspen increasingly infiltrated by GOP operatives

ASPEN -- Aspen isn't just a haven for liberals. Conservatives network, plot and stuff their war chests here too. A few recent A-list functions, at least two of them deeply shrouded in secrecy, underscore Aspen's importance to the Grand Old...

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October 21, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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