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Hasan won’t run again in 2012 for HD56 seat vacated by...

Muhammad Ali Hasan, a Beaver Creek filmmaker and former Republican candidate for state treasurer and state House District 56, says he has no plans to run again in that district in 2012 after the resignation of Democrat Christine Scanlan.

Colorado GOP loses Hasan

Muhammad Ali Hasan, a member of the wealthy and influential Colorado Republican Hasan family and a past state House and treasurer candidate, said he is switching parties. Speaking at the University of Colorado-Boulder on his experience growing up Muslim in the American West and later in conversation with the Colorado Independent, Hasan said he is ending his affiliation with the party for the bigotry he believes has shaped Republican politics over the last year. The FOX News regular and founder of Muslims for Bush said he met recently with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the controversial Democratic leader won him over.

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg’s son running for Scanlan’s state House seat

Josh Lautenberg, a Vail realtor and the son of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is in the running to replace state Rep. Christine Scanlan,...

State Rep. Scanlan named to key Hickenlooper post

Governor-elect John Hickenlooper today named Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, to his senior leadership team as Director of Legislative Affairs and Strategic Initiatives. Scanlan, a rising...

Transportation a backburner issue, but state roads, bridges keep crumbling

With Colorado’s recession-plagued budget crisis as a backdrop, there’s been very little meaningful debate this election season about one of the most critical issues facing the state: how to fund desperately needed repairs for Colorado’s crumbling roads and bridges.

State Rep. Scanlan says Dems need to counter tea-party energy in...

House District 56 state Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, mentioned by some observers as a possible Colorado Speaker of the House candidate if she survives...

House Speaker hopeful Scanlan battles teacher-bill fallout and tea party wave

State Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, a rising star on the Colorado political scene, says any talk of her becoming the next Speaker of the House is pointless if Democrats can’t hold onto their current 37-27 House majority in November.

Ritter to sign bug biomass, roadkill bills along I-70 in Vail

Gov. Bill Ritter Wednesday will be in Vail – sometimes derided as an I-70 truck stop with a ski area – to sign a...

I-70 left-lane lollygaggers targeted; ‘zipper lanes’ bill clears committee

In the current dismal economic climate there are no big-picture transportation-funding fixes for Colorado’s crumbling system of roads and bridges, no high-speed transit solution...

Scientists blast Colorado roadless rule even as Udall backs wildfire provisions

Some key Colorado politicians seem to like the state’s controversial roadless rule – submitted last week to the Obama administration – but a lot of scientists and environmentalists clearly aren’t convinced.