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Polis: marijuana, online gambling, immigration reform, tax amnesty should all play...

Writing in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Colorado Rep. Jared Polis said President Obama and Congress have a short window to address debt issues before the political considerations of the 2012 presidential election overwhelms any chance at compromise and real leadership.

Tea Party sentiment fails to stop initiative changes

Though the power of the Tea Party weighed on the minds of some Republican legislators today, it was not strong enough to stop the passage of a resolution that would make it more difficult for people to amend the constitution through the ballot amendment process.

Lamborn: Tax-starved Colorado Springs not all ‘gloom and doom’

U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn represents Colorado Springs, where most residents support his anti-government views. Indeed, Lamborn has worked for the government on their behalf...

In pushing nuclear power, Udall battling the Homer Simpson factor

Turns out Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is battling environmentalists and public fear of nuclear meltdowns on his new pro-nuke bill less than he's...

Colo. GOP ‘Platform’ covered by Wall Street Journal, panned by readers

The conservative national paper of record, the Wall Street Journal, reported on the Colorado Republican Party "Platform for Prosperity" today, describing it as a...

Good news friday blog: Mobile twentysomethings love Denver

Where do young people want to live now? It's not just a barroom conversation-starter kind of question. It's one of those difficult-to-gauge metrics-- a...

Studies: Drilling taxes, fees may not have much impact on gas...

Even as domestic drilling for natural gas has dropped off dramatically due to the recession, more and more states and local governments are looking to up taxes on the industry in order to bolster desperately depleted budgets.

The rules of being Ken Salazar’s cowboy hat

Those wacky Beltway types. Even as Sen. Ken Salazar was being introduced as the new secretary of the interior, the pundits were wondering whether his cowboy hat would be too “provocative” for the office. And this amusing, if utterly inaccurate claim from MSNBC anchor David Shuster: "I hear from one of our correspondents that you're not supposed to wear a cowboy hat like that indoors unless you're at a square dance or an indoor livestock auction.”