Economy

How Democrats’ climate bill will ‘supercharge’ Colorado’s clean-energy efforts

BY: - August 18, 2022

With a signature from President Joe Biden on Tuesday, congressional Democrats’ $369 billion package of spending to fight climate change became law — and federal officials say it won’t be long before Colorado and other states start to see the benefits. “We will see some impacts immediately,” Michael Regan, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax legislation to Biden

BY: - August 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday cleared Democrats’ long-sought climate, health care and tax package, sending it to President Joe Biden for his signature. The roughly $750 billion measure is much smaller than the $2 trillion reconciliation package the House originally sent to the Senate in November. The final product left out dozens of […]

COMMENTARY

It was reckless for Polis to root for crypto

BY: - August 11, 2022

Cryptocurrencies reflect an extreme libertarian vision of anarcho-capitalism. They’re associated with various scams and Ponzi schemes. They facilitate money laundering and illicit trade. They’re favored by neo-Nazis and domestic extremists. They’re susceptible to price manipulation. They’re subject to wild volatility. And they’re a massive source of greenhouse gas emissions. But somehow none of that has […]

Over 10K new businesses register in Colorado in July with reduced filing fee

BY: - August 8, 2022

Nearly 11,000 new businesses filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in July, the first wave that took advantage of a temporary filing fee reduction passed during the previous legislative session. There were 10,878 new businesses in the state during July and all of them paid a $1 filing fee, down from about $50. […]

Colorado oil giants still funneling explosive profits to Wall Street, not new drilling

BY: - August 8, 2022

With their profit margins exploding, the handful of corporations that control the vast majority of Colorado’s oil and gas production continued in the first half of 2022 to funnel cash to shareholders and restrict investments in new drilling, earnings reports show. At Civitas Resources, formed through mergers between five large Colorado drillers, CEO Chris Doyle […]

Here’s what to know about the $750 TABOR refund for Colorado taxpayers

BY: - August 5, 2022

Colorado taxpayers will start to receive Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights return checks in the mail this month, the result of legislation passed this year that pushed the return forward from next spring. Here is what taxpayers should know about the refund. Taxpayers can also find out more information at the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website. […]

Strong economy, declining gas prices have escaped notice, White House says

BY: - July 27, 2022

After making a fight against inflation its “top priority,” the Biden administration says aspects of the economy are robust, even if headlines haven’t reflected that. Senior administration officials promoted Biden’s economic record on a call with local reporters Wednesday on positive economic indicators — mainly low unemployment and falling gas prices — ahead of a […]

Homeowners insurance rate may force some families out of Colorado

BY: - July 25, 2022

Craig Plazure and his wife, Morgan, describe themselves as two of the “lucky ones” who were able to buy a home in Colorado in August 2021. But after settling down and having two children, the family is wondering how long they’ll be able to stay in Colorado because of their rising homeowners insurance premiums. The […]

COMMENTARY

Endless nonsense about the high price of gasoline

BY: - July 22, 2022

This commentary originally appeared in Big Pivots. What a lot of complaining I hear about gas prices. I’ve done some myself. I also see a lot of blaming, especially of President Joe Biden. “It’s all his fault.” Hmm, could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have just a little bit to do with the latest surge in […]

As aging farmers retire, lawmakers explore how to boost beginning producers

BY: - July 14, 2022

WASHINGTON —   More than half of American farmers will reach retirement age in the next 10 years, but the steep price of entry to start a farm, along with rising input costs and volatile markets, make it tough for young and beginning farmers to take their places. “Farming is inherently a risky business, but […]

Interior’s offshore drilling plan blasted by both sides on U.S. Senate committee

BY: - July 13, 2022

A growing debate over the federal government’s plans to either allow more oil and gas production to curb inflation or limit drilling to achieve climate goals spilled into a U.S. Senate spending panel’s hearing Wednesday. With Interior Secretary Deb Haaland testifying, members of the Senate Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee argued about the department’s recent five-year proposal […]

U.S. inflation hits a 40-year high in June, but Biden points to decreasing gas prices

BY: - July 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. inflation reached a 40-year high for June as prices for gas, food and rent increased, according to the latest Consumer Price Index from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday. Consumer prices for all items increased 9.1% for the 12 months ending in June compared to last year, the biggest year-to-year increase […]