Government

House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

BY: - July 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure but also create jobs at a time of widespread unemployment, protect the planet from a warming climate and narrow long-standing racial disparities. The bill takes “bold, broad and transformational action to rebuild our infrastructure […]

Colorado enacts ‘forever chemical’ cleanup measures as federal action falls short

BY: - July 2, 2020

Even in a shortened session, Colorado legislators managed to pass a pair of bills that will help the state kickstart cleanup of so-called “forever chemicals” that have contaminated drinking water in communities around the state. Under Senate Bill 20-218, the state will create a fund to help communities detect and clean up contamination from perfluoroalkyl […]

COMMENTARY

No, Colorado is not a progressive paradise

BY: - July 2, 2020

Colorado Democrats appear to have it all. Gov. Jared Polis’ popularity is on the rise, with broad public approval of his handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. His party holds a highly-coveted “trifecta” in the wake of a 2018 electoral wave that dealt Republicans a clobbering the likes of which we haven’t seen since the […]

DMV offices in Alamosa, Fort Morgan offer licenses to undocumented immigrants

BY: - July 1, 2020

Two additional Division of Motor Vehicles offices — in Alamosa and Fort Morgan — were set to begin granting driver’s licenses to undocumented Colorado immigrants July 1. “These offices will facilitate licensing for rural workers and community members without having to travel long distances to appointments and missing days of work,” I Drive Colorado campaign manager Siena […]

Joe Neguse

Neguse touts Colorado priorities in House climate-action plan

BY: - July 1, 2020

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse is celebrating Colorado’s contribution to a landmark congressional climate-change plan, and pledging to continue pressing for stronger federal policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy. “Solving the Climate Crisis,” the report released by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30, contains […]

Hickenlooper defeats Romanoff in Democratic Senate primary

BY: and - July 1, 2020

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper overcame a series of blunders in the final months of his Democratic primary campaign to best rival Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker, by nearly 20 percentage points, according to unofficial results from the Colorado secretary of state’s office. As of June 10, Hickenlooper had raised nearly $12 million in […]

Republican incumbent Tipton loses to challenger from the right

BY: , and - July 1, 2020

While the main contest in Tuesday’s election was that between Colorado Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate — former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper beat former state House speaker Andrew Romanoff — the primary ballot contained several other significant races. In the 3rd congressional district — which encompasses Colorado’s Western Slope, plus Pueblo County — five-term Republican […]

COMMENTARY

How operatives use ‘dark tech’ to sway voters

BY: - July 1, 2020

With the 2020 general election underway, voters once again can expect to be inundated with ad hominem attacks for the next four months. But gone are the days of mass adverts and generic robocalls. Today’s political marketing is far more sophisticated. While campaigns have always relied on targeting voters, no election has ever been more […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

BY: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]

Bow Mar achieves highest Census response rate

BY: - June 30, 2020

Residents in the town of Bow Mar so far have achieved the highest rate of response to the 2020 Census compared to other Colorado municipalities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As of Tuesday, Bow Mar registered a response rate of 88.7%. Bow Mar is a statutory town west of Denver with a population of […]

Gov. Polis issues series of COVID-related executive orders

BY: - June 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis issued a series of executive orders in recent days as part of Colorado’s response to COVID-19. One of the executive orders extends an expansion of telehealth services. Telehealth, in which providers and patients meet remotely, is deemed a safer way for consultations to proceed during the pandemic. The extension will expire July […]