KC Becker

COMMENTARY

Conspiracy theories corrupt a Colorado committee

BY: - December 15, 2020

Colorado has one of the most reliable election systems in the country. Democrats and Republicans alike once lauded the exceptional security and ease of voting in the state. Then came 2020. Since Joe Biden beat President Donald Trump fairly in a landslide, a growing and increasingly emboldened faction of the Republican Party has joined Trump […]

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Democrats detail special session plans to help Coloradans during pandemic

BY: - November 30, 2020

One day ahead of a special session on coronavirus relief, Democratic lawmakers provided more details about their plans for helping Colorado families, communities and small businesses in the final weeks of 2020. The administration of Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate have framed the session as a necessary stopgap […]

Colorado Democrats elect Garnett as House speaker

BY: - November 5, 2020

Colorado House Democrats elected Rep. Alec Garnett of Denver as the new House speaker on Nov. 5, replacing Rep. KC Becker, of Boulder, who is term-limited. Garnett faced no opposition, but the battle for House majority leader was more competitive — with Reps. Adrienne Benavidez of Commerce City, Daneya Esgar of Pueblo, Chris Kennedy of […]

Arapahoe County ballot sorting

Colorado Democrats celebrate another ‘decisive majority’ in state legislative races

BY: - November 3, 2020

Colorado Democrats are set to maintain control of the Colorado House of Representatives, and have added at least one seat to their crucial state Senate majority, unofficial results from the Colorado secretary of state’s office showed Tuesday night. As of 10 p.m, Democrats had claimed victory in two races for Republican-held General Assembly seats in […]

COMMENTARY

RBG’s death ‘is the last straw’

BY: - September 19, 2020

Do not waste energy hoping Sen. Cory Gardner will do the right thing. Since news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death broke on Friday, all eyes in Colorado turned to the junior senator, since the Senate will be called upon to confirm a new justice. Gardner posed as an independent decision-maker when he […]

Oil and gas commission launches major overhaul of state drilling regulations

BY: - August 24, 2020

Reaching for a way to describe the challenge facing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at an Aug. 24 hearing, agency director Julie Murphy picked a Colorado-appropriate metaphor. “The only way that I could think about summarizing what the last decade, or year, or month has been for so many of us … is […]