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Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado. Wilson earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and as a student she reported on Congress and other federal beats in Washington, D.C.

Women bring new perspective in historic leadership of Colorado House 

By: - December 27, 2022

As Colorado Democrats prepare to enter the upcoming legislative session with wider margins in the majority in both chambers, House Democrats will be led by a historically diverse leadership team with three women at the helm. The House Democratic caucus selected Rep. Julie McCluskie of Dillon as speaker, Rep. Monica Duran of Wheat Ridge as […]

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Colorado state Rep. Adrienne Benavidez announces resignation

By: - December 22, 2022

Colorado state Rep. Adrienne Benavidez announced on Tuesday that she will step down from her position. The move came shortly after she was elected to serve her fourth and final term. “I am proud of the work we have accomplished during my tenure in the state House. It has been an honor representing my constituents […]

Denver at ‘breaking point’ amid migrant arrivals, frigid temperatures

By: - December 21, 2022

As an arctic cold front moves its way into Colorado and the Denver metro area beginning Wednesday night, leaders are preparing to move people experiencing homelessness and others into warming shelters. “I want to be clear: The weather we are anticipating this afternoon and through the next two days will be extremely dangerous and I […]

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Inflation, threat of recession continue to impact Colorado economic outlook

By: - December 21, 2022

State economic forecasters told Colorado lawmakers Tuesday that they are expecting positive — but slow — economic growth that will continue to be heavily impacted by inflation through 2023. Analysts with the nonpartisan Legislative Council Staff expect a national 2% growth overall for 2022 and a 1.2% growth in 2023. “Really, the No. 1 story […]

In face of shortage, Colorado State Patrol makes trooper training more frequent

By: - December 20, 2022

The Colorado State Patrol plans to run quarterly cadet classes beginning next summer to increase the pace new troopers are able to get onto the state’s roadways. “The good news for the people of Colorado is that once we get this going at full speed, it will allow us to graduate over 100 troopers in […]

Kristi Burton Brown won’t seek second term as leader of Colorado GOP

By: - December 19, 2022

Kristi Burton Brown announced she will not seek a second term as chair of the Colorado Republican Party next year, less than two months after the party experienced widespread defeat in the midterm elections. “I look forward to focusing on policy once again, after my term ends in March of 2023. As a grassroots conservative […]

Here are the new members of Colorado House and Senate committees

By: - December 15, 2022

With a little over three weeks until the new Colorado legislative session convenes, leaders in each chamber are rolling out committee assignments. On the House side, Speaker-designate Julie McCluskie, a Democrat from Dillon, announced assignments for 11 committees on Monday. Of the 22 committee leadership positions assigned, 14 went to women. There are also four […]

Recount confirms Boebert victory over Frisch in Colorado race

By: - December 13, 2022

The mandatory recount in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District changed four total votes and confirmed Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert’s victory, the secretary of state’s office announced Monday. Boebert narrowly defeated Democrat Adam Frisch with 50.06% of the vote. The recount yielded an increase of one vote for Frisch and a decrease of three votes for Boebert. […]

Pueblo City Council rejects anti-abortion ordinance

By: - December 13, 2022

Pueblo City Council voted Monday night to indefinitely table an ordinance that would have effectively banned abortion in the city. Council President Heather Graham motioned to table the ordinance, which was written and championed by an anti-abortion activist from Texas, at the start of the regular meeting, following a work session on its legality. “If […]

Boebert, Frisch bring in significant dollars post-Election Day in Colorado

By: - December 12, 2022

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and Adam Frisch raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars in the weeks after the Colorado midterm election, as the outcome of their race was too close to call and they solicited donations to fund ballot curing canvassing efforts. Frisch’s haul exceeded Boebert’s both in the total raised and number of […]

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Leadership shuffle for Colorado political parties underway

By: - December 12, 2022

As Democrats and Republicans in Colorado prepare to choose new party leadership, candidates have begun to emerge while at least one executive plans to leave her post. Morgan Carroll will not seek reelection as chair of the Colorado Democratic Party next year, stepping down as leader after six years that will end with large Democratic […]

Barbara Kirkmeyer

Kirkmeyer to replace Rankin on Colorado Legislature’s budget-writing committee

By: - December 9, 2022

State Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer, a Republican from Brighton, will replace Sen. Bob Rankin on the Joint Budget Committee following Rankin’s resignation in the new year. Senate Republicans elected Kirkmeyer to the position by acclamation on Friday. She was the only nominee for the position. “I deeply appreciate your support and your vote of confidence that […]