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Judd calls Guzman ‘a classy lady,’ urges support for Dems

After losing his bid for state Senate District 34, Rep. Joel Judd, D-Denver, issued a statement to his supporters Tuesday acknowledging his opponent, Sen....

Hickenlooper would defy state Dems and reinstate tax-free ‘enterprise zones’

COMMERCE CITY-- Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper presented his "road map" (Video part 1) (Video part 2) for Colorado job creation and economic growth last week. The road map puts him at odds with some Democratic members of the Colorado legislature who took pains this session to repeal the state's so-called "enterprise zones" where businesses are exempted from paying taxes. Hickenlooper told the Colorado Independent that he strongly supported enterprise zones as a way to spur new business activity and that as governor he would look to promote them as a first order of business.

Renfroe bill would suspend governor’s right in an emergency to control...

A Senate bill introduced this week and sponsored by Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, aims to suspend the governor's authority to limit citizens' access to firearms...

In announcing candidacy, Hickenlooper emphasizes independent streak

DENVER-- In a speech announcing his candidacy for governor Tuesday afternoon, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper sought to emphasize the independent nature of his leadership style and record in public service, an attempt to erect an early firewall against Republican attacks levied for months against Gov. Bill Ritter in particular and perhaps against more general dissatisfaction in the state with Democratic leadership in Washington.

Rep. Judd to go after business subsidies, ‘wipe out’ enterprise zones

In the face of the state's mounting budget crisis, state Rep. Joel Judd plans to introduce two bills next month that would dissolve tax-free business "enterprise zones" and that would levy taxes on services across the state. "The question is: Do we provide education for children or do we get to go to a salon without paying a tax?" he told the Independent.

State Rep. Judd asks constituents to vote no on impound initiative

Colorado State Rep. Joel Judd, D-Denver, has come out in opposition to Denver Ballot Initiative 300, the so-called impound initiative. He criticized the proposed...

Judd files for 2010 state Senate run

State Rep. Joel Judd has filed papers to run for Senate District 34 in 2010. The northwest Denver Democrat was just sworn in for...