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Get Them All Out: Colorado Dems bet big on ground game

  TEN miles west of Denver, Shawna Fritzler’s upper-middle-class development blooms on a rural two-lane road peppered by occasional crumbling farmhouses. This conservative hamlet in...

Hickenlooper would retain Ritter order on state employee partnerships

Denver Mayor and candidate for governor John Hickenlooper plans to retain Gov. Bill Ritter's executive order authorizing state-employee partnerships, or lesser-grade labor unions, at least for now, his campaign told the Colorado independent Wednesday. "We believe it makes sense to leave the order in place and to ensure that it is followed while it is evaluated," George Merritt, spokesperson for the campaign said.

Profitable Pinnacol workers comp resists lawmaker efforts to increase public input

DENVER-- A controversial bill that aims to diversify and open up decision-making at Pinnacol Assurance, the impressively profitable quasi-governmental workers compensation insurance provider, passed out of the House Judicial Committee Friday on a mostly partisan vote. The hearing highlighted the tensions that define Pinnacol, an entity designed to serve the public but also required to act as a business.

Rep. Lambert pounces on state AFL-CIO director, attacks Employee Free Choice...

During a hearing on legislation that would reform Colorado's ballot initiative process, GOP lawmaker stuns colleagues with off-topic questions targeting labor official.