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The Republican House majority put out a shocker of a budget Thursday that would slash spending by $32 billion in the next seven months. Among the glaringly ideological Republican targets are environmental protection programs and public broadcasting. The "war on Big Bird," as some fans of PBS have called it, has a strong backer in Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn, who this session has introduced two bills to zero out funds for public TV and radio.
A 5 o'clock report by Colorado Public Radio (CPR) yesterday caused a stir in the Democratic Primary race for Senate after reporting Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff would have voted against the Wall Street reform package that just passed the Senate. Politicos jumped across the Democratic spectrum, noting the positive aspects of the bill that potentially would have been extinguished had the former State House Speaker voted against the bill. However, Romanoff told the Colorado Independent that CPR got it wrong explaining that he would have voted for the bill but thought it could have gone a lot further. CPR said that there was a miscomunication with the Romanoff camp and said they were wrong in their assertion he would not have voted for the bill.
Restrictions to Media Access at State Capitol Joe Hanel, who covers the state capitol for the Durango Herald, and Wendy Norris, managing editor of Colorado...