Tag Archives: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

Will Hickenlooper drag 100 lawmakers back to Denver?

  DENVER — One of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s key budget strategies for 2016 — reclassifying the state’s hospital provider fee into a standalone enterprise […]...

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May 13, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Hospital provider fee bill survives furious House challenge

  With just 13 days to go in the 2016 legislative session, the House today held its long-awaited debate on whether to reclassify a billion-dollar […]...

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April 28, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Will the Democrats’ convention be as chaotic as the GOP’s?

Democrats are hoping this weekend’s state convention won’t be anything like the chaos Republicans suffered through last Saturday. Statehouse lawmakers, including delegates, say they want […]...

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

House panel advances hospital provider fee bill, Hickenlooper praises GOP support

  A Democratically controlled House panel this week advanced a bill that would reclassify Colorado’s hospital provider fee into an enterprise, freeing up more money […]...

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April 1, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Hospital provider fee negotiations are in the works — or are they?

  Legal wrangling over the constitutionality of reclassifying a billion-dollar hospital program to free up money in Colorado’s budget might be over, but the political […]...

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March 15, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Democrats gear up to fight for a hospital provider fee bill

Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced Monday that reclassifying the state’s hospital provider fee as an enterprise meets constitutional muster, restarting conversations among lawmakers about […]...

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March 1, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Supreme Court kicks TABOR lawsuit back to appeals court

The saga around a notorious provision in Colorado’s state constitution continues, in what could be the most fundamental disagreement in state politics this decade. The U.S. Supreme Court punted […]...

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July 1, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Walking Dead: Doomed-to-die bills and the Colorado lawmakers breathing life into corpses

Each session, zombie bills lurk at the Colorado Capitol. Minimum wage increases, high-capacity-magazine-ban repeals, the Parent’s Bill of Rights, the gay-conversion-therapy ban – these are just a […]...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, In-Depth, The Mix, Uncategorized

Statetap: Colorado GOP shares the table with ousted Log Cabin Republicans

Sharing Space The Colorado GOP is making room at its table at the Western Conservative Summit for the Log Cabin Republicans after conference organizers disinvited […]...

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April 17, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

Last-ditch fracking legislative push doomed from the start

State lawmakers here working feverishly in the last days of the legislative session failed to come up with a bill that could ease the high tensions building for years around boom-time drilling and fracking in Colorado, tensions that were never...

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May 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

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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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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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