Government

Report sheds new light on Pennsylvania lawmaker’s role in Trump election denial

BY: - October 9, 2021

A version of this story first appeared in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. A newly released congressional report on efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to pressure the U.S. Department of Justice and overturn the 2020 election prominently highlights a Pennsylvania lawmaker who is a close Trump ally, and who was in the vanguard […]

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Bennet, Hickenlooper voice support for immigration reform, leave out specifics

BY: - October 8, 2021

The Senate parliamentarian ruled for the second time on Sept. 29 that Democrats could not include a pathway to legal immigration status for 8 million undocumented people in their budget reconciliation bill. While the ruling is nonbinding, it’s unclear whether Senate Democrats would agree to defy the parliamentarian, a nonpartisan official who determines how U.S. […]

U.S. attorney in Georgia quit under pressure from Trump to reject election results, new report confirms

BY: - October 8, 2021

Former President Donald Trump forced a top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to step down because he wouldn’t help Trump overturn his loss of Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, a U.S. Senate report released Thursday said. The report, written by Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats, found that the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung […]

Misinformation abounds as U.S. House panel questions Arizona’s presidential election ‘audit’

BY: - October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — It didn’t take long for Thursday’s congressional hearing about a controversial ballot review in Arizona to demonstrate the persistent misinformation about the validity of last year’s presidential election. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, asked his colleague, Arizona Republican Andy Biggs, if he accepts the findings of the GOP-led review of ballots in Maricopa […]

Adrienne Benavidez

Colorado artists and arts organizations urged to apply for state relief funds

BY: - October 8, 2021

Thanks to a state grant, contemporary ballet company Wonderbound will be able to refurbish its new location in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. Lawmakers hope more arts organizations and artists will follow its lead and apply for the funding that’s still available. The warehouse space — previously the artist studio of Denver-based sculptor Ed Dwight — will […]

Mayors Hancock, Lightfoot announce Denver-hosted event on voter rights

BY: - October 7, 2021

Two mayors in heavily Democratic cities are calling on local leaders from around the country to come together for a nonpartisan conversation on voter rights. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot held a news conference Wednesday via Zoom to share some details about the planned main event, which is scheduled for Oct. […]

Cyber Ninjas CEO refuses to testify at congressional hearing on Arizona ‘audit’

BY: - October 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing Thursday to probe the so-called election “audit” in Arizona, the CEO of the company hired to conduct that controversial review will be absent. Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, was asked to testify but told committee officials ahead of the hearing that he […]

Latest state legislative maps released as redistricting commission nears deadline

BY: - October 6, 2021

One week ahead of a deadline to submit its plan for new statehouse districts to the Colorado Supreme Court for review, the state’s Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission on Tuesday received details of a third and final plan proposed by nonpartisan state staff. The maps released ahead of the commission’s Tuesday night meeting draw new boundaries […]

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Colorado’s last pandemic renter protections end, but new law may help fill gaps

BY: - October 5, 2021

With a Sunday executive order, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ended the last remaining pandemic-era state protections for renters, which had been in place since August. The protections had required landlords to give some tenants extra time to catch up on payments before filing an eviction. Under a previous executive order from Polis, a tenant who […]

Democrats’ vision for free community college would boost undocumented students

BY: - October 4, 2021

WASHINGTON — The massive economic policy package Democrats are trying to muscle through Congress could open the door to free community college for undocumented immigrants. But that lifeline for many people now denied access to higher education could also reignite controversies in Republican-leaning states over immigration and federal overreach.  The provision on immigrants was included […]

Farmworker advocates, industry groups sharply divided on labor standards

BY: - October 4, 2021

Men dressed in jeans and hoodies line the rows of a bus while someone asks them questions in Spanish and films their answers. “Do you like working long hours?” the person asks, in Spanish. “Yes,” the farmworkers say back. When asked what they would do if they could only work at the vegetable farm for […]

Why there’s such an impasse in Congress: Some questions and answers

BY: and - October 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congress may have kept the federal government operating with an 11th-hour flurry of votes on Thursday, but several key pieces of the Democratic agenda remain in limbo. Here are some questions and answers on where negotiations stand with two massive Democratic-drafted bills — and the status of other looming challenges for federal lawmakers:  President […]