Colorado Senate

Why Isn’t This Republican State Senator a Poster Child for Corruption?

Why Isn’t This Republican State Senator a Poster Child for Corruption?
Colorado State Senator Steve King is facing several felony and misdemeanor charges, stemming from allegedly falsified timesheets filed with different public agencies he was employed by — overlapping to a degree that the pay he received cannot be justified. In the midst of a heated election cycle, why isn't anyone paying attention to this?
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CO State Senator, Erstwhile Sheriff Caught With Hand in the Cookie Jar, Slapped With 3 Felonies

CO State Senator, Erstwhile Sheriff Caught With Hand in the Cookie Jar, Slapped With 3 Felonies
Colorado State Senator Steve King was always a bit of a character, but defrauding the public jumps over the line of eccentric into downright criminal.
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Taking a Cue from MS, CO GOPer Asks Non-Repubs to Vote in Primary

Taking a Cue from MS, CO GOPer Asks Non-Repubs to Vote in Primary
Laura Woods, a conservative candidate vying for the GOP Senate spot in Colorado, has asked 'unaffiliated' voters to come to the primary booths and cast their ballots for her. You may recall Mississippi's primary last month, where Thad Cochran used the same tactic to narrowly beat his tea party rival.
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The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning

The Colorado GOP’s Long-Term Dilemma: They Lose by Winning
The Republican base (increasingly to scale).
A great analytical piece from Politico's Todd Purdum this weekend makes points that observers of Colorado politics should keep in mind, and have been borne out by Colorado's recent political history as we'll explain:
It’s the
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People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That

People Can Still Buy Guns in CO, State Legislators Still Lying About People's Ability To Do Just That
Colorado's gun laws are among the most hotly debated in the country, spurring recall elections and heaps of out-of-state money to pour into local politics. Did you really think the debate and all the lies that go with it would change just because the calendar page did? First up for 2014, CO Sen. Minority Leader Bill Cadman.
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CO Sen Udall Uses Threat of Nomination Hold for Information on CIA Waterboarding

CO Sen Udall Uses Threat of Nomination Hold for Information on CIA Waterboarding
Colorado Senator Mark Udall is using the threat of a nomination hold on President Obama's General Counsel to the CIA to demand a classified study on the agency's enhanced interrogation techniques. The Democratic Senator hopes to shine a light on the past - and possibly current - legal underpinnings for what amounts to torture by US agents.
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Colorado's Wonky Recall Fixation Could Target Republicans, Too.

Colorado's Wonky Recall Fixation Could Target Republicans, Too.
Recalls are supposed to be about clear malfeasance — they were never meant to be implemented by an interest group that doesn't like one or two specific votes. It's not just a clever line to say that we already have a recall process every two years. However, behind the strong political push of gun advocates, recall elections are now part of the process in Colorado.
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What Gun Safety Gets You: John Morse to Become First-Ever Sitting CO Legislator to Face Recall

What Gun Safety Gets You: John Morse to Become First-Ever Sitting CO Legislator to Face Recall
Behind a powerful push of undisclosed money, the recall of Colorado State Senator John Morse appears to be successful. Of course, that should be expected after the former police chief tried to make his constituency safer with more stringent gun laws.
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CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill

CO Governor Doesn't Fine Company Responsible for Toxic Waste Spill
On Wednesday, Gov. Hickenlooper’s department of public health and environment (CDPHE) announced that they won’t levy fines against Williams Cos. for spilling 10,000 barrels of natural gas and toxic waste into Parachute Creek and the surrounding area in western Colorado.
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