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Tag Archives: Wes Mckinley

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

The economy and the environment “both won” in Colorado's legislative session this year, according to an annual scorecard that a leading state environmental group released Thursday....

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July 13, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
McKinley goes to Vegas to fight military flyovers

McKinley goes to Vegas to fight military flyovers

As part of the required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, officials from the U.S. Air Force and Clovis’s Cannon Air Force Base held another public hearing last night in Las Vegas about its plans for low-altitude tactical navigation (LATN)...

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October 19, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
As politicians edge away from Occupy Denver, one state rep. joins the Occupation

As politicians edge away from Occupy Denver, one state rep. joins the Occupation

It is rare that this many politicians agree on anything, but in Colorado most seem to agree that it is wiser not to comment on Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Denver....

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October 13, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Concealed carry passes House; heads to Senate

Concealed carry passes House; heads to Senate

HB 1205, allowing individuals to carry concealed handguns without a permit passed the House today 40-25, but not before members got a history lesson from Rep. Wes McKinnley, D-Walsh....

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March 2, 2011 Politics, Top Stories
In Colorado, concealed carry for everyone

In Colorado, concealed carry for everyone

Republican freshman State Rep. Chris Holbert, R-Parker, and State Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, have introduced a bill that would allow concealed gun toting on grade-school grounds, among other places, without a concealed weapons permit. ...

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February 8, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Steadman bill looks to limit lobbyist abuses, conflicts of interest

Steadman bill looks to limit lobbyist abuses, conflicts of interest

State Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, says the timing of his bill meant to clean up lobbying practices at the state Capitol is purely coincidental and not related to recent ethics allegations or any one case in particular. Steadman says

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April 22, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
McKinley’s baffling animal rights bill succumbs to protest campaign

McKinley’s baffling animal rights bill succumbs to protest campaign

DENVER-- A complex bill apparently intended to strengthen animal protections in Colorado inspired contradictory interpretations and sparked a storm of protest this week. Sponsored by self-proclaimed cowboy and animal lover, Walsh Democratic Representative Wes McKinley, the bill sought mostly to...

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March 1, 2010 Center Well, Politics
Colorado Political Corruption Report Names Rogues’ Gallery

Colorado Political Corruption Report Names Rogues’ Gallery

Perennial media favorite State Rep. Douglas Bruce and Secretary of State Mike Coffman vie for “Miss December” honors in Colorado Ethics Watch’s 2008 round up […]...

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April 20, 2008 Politics

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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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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