U.S. House sends $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to Biden for his signature

BY: and - November 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill and took a major step toward passage of a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill late Friday, following months of wrangling between Democrats’ progressive and moderate wings. The votes marked a milestone in the marathon negotiations among members of the House […]

U.S. House set to cast two crucial votes on Biden domestic agenda

BY: and - November 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday night forged ahead with votes on President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill, as well as a procedural vote on his sweeping social spending package — though it was unclear if there would be enough support for passage of either. The decision capped a day of turmoil […]

Ohio’s two new members of Congress take their seats

BY: - November 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday swore in two Ohioans as members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Reps. Shontel Brown, a Democrat, and Mike Carey, a Republican, bring the House to 221-213. They won their respective seats on Tuesday and were sworn in right away because the seats had been vacant. “I […]

Kaine climate proposal aims to reduce stormwater pollution from military bases

BY: - November 5, 2021

Lawmakers from Chesapeake Bay states are looking to attach a climate-related provision to the must-pass annual defense bill. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced Thursday legislation that would allow the Defense Department to use several sources of federal funds to undertake stormwater management projects at military bases. The plan also has been backed by House […]

Kerry Donovan ends campaign to unseat Rep. Boebert, cites redistricting

BY: - November 5, 2021

State Sen. Kerry Donovan suspended her campaign for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Friday, ending her bid to unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert. That decision came after Donovan was drawn out of the 3rd District in the state’s recently approved congressional maps. She suspended her campaign’s fundraising efforts in October when it looked likely […]


The Q-ish swamp in the middle of Colorado

BY: - November 5, 2021

Douglas County has long seemed intent on burnishing its reputation as a hotbed of conservative extremism. COVID misinformation? In abundance. Election lies? No shortage. Critical race theory hysteria? Heaps. But this week’s election firmly established the place as a swamp of political filth. A slate of four anti-mask, anti-equity candidates won election — and will […]

When these women needed abortion care, they turned to Colorado

BY: - November 5, 2021

With states like Texas imposing abortion restrictions, and concern that more will follow, a greater number of out-of-state women are coming to Colorado to seek abortions.  Historically, women have come from all over the country to Colorado, which is sometimes called a “safe haven“ for abortion, to get abortion care. Maleeha Aziz is one of […]

Problem with your ballot signature? TXT2Cure lets you quickly resolve it.

BY: - November 5, 2021

Colorado’s ballot processing system verifies the signature on a voter’s ballot envelope by matching it to another one or more signatures the government has on file. But sometimes — especially with younger voters — the signature is a mismatch in the system, even when it comes from the right person. Other times, a voter might forget […]

How ultrawealthy politicians like Gov. Polis avoided paying taxes

BY: , and - November 4, 2021

This story was originally published by ProPublica. As a member of Congress, Jared Polis was one of the loudest Democrats demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns. At a rally in Denver in 2017, he warned the crowd that Trump “might have something to hide.” That same year, on the floor of the House, […]

Rep. Boebert elected to House Freedom Caucus board

BY: - November 4, 2021

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District was one of three House Republicans elected this week to serve on the board of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.  Republican Reps. Dan Bishop, of North Carolina’s 9th District, and Bob Good, of Virginia’s 5th District, were also elected to the board.  Current Freedom Caucus members […]

Plans to elevate early childhood education to cabinet level presented by Gov. Polis

BY: - November 3, 2021

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis presented transition plans for the new Department of Early Childhood on Wednesday afternoon, one year after voters approved the funding mechanism to establish a universal preschool program in the state.  Proposition EE, passed in November 2020, imposed new taxes on nicotine and tobacco products to raise money for a voluntary preschool […]

‘Monumental strain’ on Colorado hospitals from COVID-19 spread prompts emergency measures

BY: - November 3, 2021

The COVID-19 situation in Colorado continues to worsen, as the state now ranks fifth in the nation for new infection rates and hospitalizations reach new peaks this year. It has caused Gov. Jared Polis to implement tactics to help hospitals that are reaching or exceeding capacity, such as two executive orders he signed over the […]