Tag Archives: Democrats

What’s Colorado’s hospital provider fee, who cares and why?

This year, three words have dominated the political debate under the gold dome of the Colorado Capitol: Hospital Provider Fee. It’s become a political battle, a legal battle, and […]...

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February 29, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Social justice lawmaker Jessie Ulibarri won’t run in 2016

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, a Commerce City Democrat, will not seek a second term in the state Senate — unwelcome news for activists working on racial […]...

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February 26, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Why the GOP fears Obama filling Scalia’s SCOTUS seat

So let the jiggery-pokery — in the famous words of Justice Antonin Scalia — begin. Actually, we’re a little late. The jiggery and the pokery […]...

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February 15, 2016 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Mix

Can a Democrat pass a rural jobs bill in Colorado?

When Gov. John Hickenlooper boasts about Colorado’s strong economy, rural lawmakers say that only applies to the I-25 corridor — not to rural communities where […]...

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February 11, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Low blows and dirty tricks mark South Carolina’s GOP race

Dirty politics Welcome to South Carolina, where dirty tricks and brawling are how they play the game in Republican primary politics. As Lindsey Graham put […]...

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February 11, 2016 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Here’s how many unaffiliated voters became Dems before the Colorado deadline

  During a Feb. 3 event for Bernie Sanders in Colorado Springs, field director Josh Phillips told supporters the campaign had convinced 3,000 non-Democratic voters to change […]...

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February 4, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado House Dems praise Roe vs. Wade. Republicans storm out

Roughly two dozen Colorado House Democrats took to the floor to recognize the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision. Other […]...

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January 22, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Governor to lawmakers: Party strife undermines democracy

Gov. John Hickenlooper gave his sixth State of the State address celebrating bipartisan cooperation in front of a sharply divided General Assembly. U.S. Rep. Ed […]...

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January 15, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Who cares about the national debt?

National debt The main thing to understand about the Paul Ryan compromise with Democrats on the new budget deal is that, with $700 billion added […]...

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December 18, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Democrats debunk spin around redistricting measure, saying the effort is decidedly not bipartisan

  Democratic leaders are decrying the continued effort to push a statewide redistricting ballot measure that they say will break up minority voting blocks in […]...

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December 11, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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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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