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Governor mulls bill to avoid ballot battle over grocery store beer, wine sales

Governor mulls bill to avoid ballot battle over grocery store beer, wine sales

Liquor store owners in Eagle and Summit counties are watching intently as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper mulls signing into law or vetoing Senate Bill 197, a bid to head off…

Senate gets another crack at House version of Colorado’s Public Lands Day bill

Senate gets another crack at House version of Colorado’s Public Lands Day bill

A Public Lands Day bill that’s been a political football this legislative session once again got booted back to the Colorado Senate on Friday after House Democrats successfully stripped out…

Campaign finance, dark money debate take center stage in presidential race

Campaign finance, dark money debate take center stage in presidential race

The topic of campaign finance reform got some serious airtime Sunday as actor George Clooney admitted the amount of money he’s raised for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is “obscene,” and…

Sanders stays strong at Democratic state assemblies in Colorado

Sanders stays strong at Democratic state assemblies in Colorado

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday continued to pile up Democratic presidential delegates the way snow stacked up across Colorado this weekend, scooping up 10 more to six for former…

I-70 traction bill killed again, but some say debate increased awareness

I-70 traction bill killed again, but some say debate increased awareness

Colorado’s state Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday killed a bipartisan I-70 traction bill sponsored by Vail-area lawmakers Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush aimed at reducing the number…

Colorado counties lining up to oppose state control of public lands

Colorado counties lining up to oppose state control of public lands

At least 12 of Colorado’s 64 counties have weighed in on the highly contentious issue of whether the state should take over control of federal lands within its borders, with…

Bill aimed at exposing high drug prices killed in House committee

Bill aimed at exposing high drug prices killed in House committee

A transparency bill targeting runaway drug prices that had widespread and bipartisan support in both chambers of the Colorado Legislature was killed 9-4 by the House Committee on Health, Insurance…

Super Tuesday channels anger, anti-establishment sentiment in Colorado

Super Tuesday channels anger, anti-establishment sentiment in Colorado

Colorado’s Western Slope experienced somewhat of a landslide on Super Tuesday last week as Democratic caucus-goers came out in force for far left-leaning social Democrat Bernie Sanders. Anger continued to…

Public Lands Day bill sparks partisan debate in Colorado Legislature

Public Lands Day bill sparks partisan debate in Colorado Legislature

A feel-good Public Lands Day bill meant to proclaim Colorado’s love of its vast swaths of federal land and how they’re managed has sparked a partisan debate over the role…

Colorado House District 59 race likely to be costly, nasty and close

Colorado House District 59 race likely to be costly, nasty and close

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in The Colorado Statesman: In 2014, the race for Colorado House District 59 in Southwest Colorado was one of closest, nastiest…