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Dems don’t buy GOP push for EPA clean power plan approval

“But does the Public Utilities Commission have expertise in the fact that our rivers and soil are drying up?”

Colorado GOP gun rights bills go down in lopsided battle

“This bill proposes that the answer to gun violence in the schools is to put more guns into the schools. I’m not surprised, because that’s the gun lobby’s answer."

Aurora shooting elicits calls for tighter gun control

While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation.

Democratic jobs bill passes House committee

A House committee on Tuesday voted to spend money on economic development. Not only that, but the vote was in support of a Democrat's bill.

Jobs, jobs, jobs, say Colorado legislators

Ask any Colorado legislator what they hope to accomplish in the upcoming session and they will tell you they want to create jobs, or help businesses create jobs, or remove regulatory impediments to job creation, or improve access to capital.

Dems blast bill that would make dramatic changes to Governor’s Energy...

Two very different energy bills were debated in committees today, with one aimed at making dramatic changes to the Governor’s Energy Office and the other proposing a system by which residential and business property owners can finance energy-efficiency improvement through their local electric utilities. House Bill 1312 (pdf), sponsored by Rep. Jon Becker, R-Fort Morgan, calls for the reorganization of the Governor’s Energy Office, the brainchild of former Gov. Bill Ritter and his “New Energy Economy.” It was slated for debate in the House Agriculture Committee, where Democrats promised a fight.

Bill to compel counties’ use of Secure Communities passes 2nd reading...

A bill to pull state funding from local communities if they choose not to participate in the federal Secure Communities program--called an immigration dragnet by some State Representatives and local community leaders--passed the House on second reading today.

Energy, Labor, Human Services: Gone from the Colorado House

Colorado House Republicans today announced new committee chairs for the 2011 session, which will convene in January. More profoundly, perhaps, Speaker of the House-elect...

Campaign signs where they don’t belong? Call enforcement

Now you see them, now you don’t. That’s what supporters of Colorado HD 23 incumbent Rep. Max Tyler say, anyway. Sometime late Friday night, dozens...

GOP House candidate Johansson likely moved to Golden just to gun...

When Democrat Max Tyler, Lakewood, was appointed to fill a vacancy created by Gwyn Green’s resignation from the Colorado House of Representatives last May, he knew he would have to run to retain the seat this year. Indeed, Tyler's seat has been pegged by political analysts as one of roughly 20 state swing seats this year. But Tyler couldn’t have predicted that Republican Edgar Johansson would move from Denver to Golden just to run against him.