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How Reporters Can Do a Better Job Representing the Poor

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters covering the Medicaid debate at the Capitol should read Denver Post opinion writer Megan Schrader's column today and act on it. Schrader: "...

Ask Old People if Medicaid Is Really an "Entitlement Black Hole"

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Sen. Laura Woods suggested in a radio interview last month that state Republicans wanted Gov. John Hickenlooper to cut health-care for ...

TrumpWatch: Reporters Doing the Right Thing to Press Colorado Republicans on Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It seems sometimes that reporters see Democratic statements, calling on Republicans to denounce Trump's latest outrageous comment, as a political game. It's politics yes, but legit. Republicans up and down the ballot should be asked why they support Trump--or don't.

Neville Joins GOP Medicaid Misinformation Frenzy

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republicans have been blaming Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal health care program for the poor, for Colorado's budget woes--even though the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid didn't cost Colorado anything.

Republicans Wrongly Blame Budget Woes on Obamacare and the Poor

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.12.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A key component of Obamcare is to reduce the number of uninsured by allowing more people to qualify for Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for low-income people.

Are Republicans Proposing to Cut Health Care to Old, Disabled and Other Poor People?

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.10.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) told 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman last month that Medicaid spending is siphoning money from "every other program," including schools and roads.

Colorado Political Newspaper Now Requires Subscription for Most Content

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.08.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Colorado Statesman, a weekly newspaper focusing on Colorado politics, celebrated its 118th birthday Thursday, with a party at the Governor's Mansion carriage house and the launch of a new website and business model.

Former Political Reporter Writes News-Like Blog for Secretary of State

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When political reporter Lynn Bartels left The Denver Post last year for a communications job at the Secretary of State's (SOS) office, it appeared she...

Republicans Kept Their Focus on Birth Control, Immigration

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You've got Colorado Republicans focusing on immigration (against reform), birth control (against it), tax loopholes (in favor of retaining them), and personhood (for it) -- exactly what the people don't want from the legislature!

Longmont Killer Already Faces Life Sentence

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At the heart of Thursday's Denver Post editorial supporting a personhood bill introduced by State Sen. Bill Cadman is the argument that Colorado needs a new law to penalize people like Dynel Lane, who faces over 100 years in prison for cutting Michelle Wilkins's fetus from her womb.

Laura Bassett

Vicious Stabbing Of Pregnant Woman Inspires Fetal Personhood Bill In Colorado | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

After a gruesome attack on a pregnant woman in March, Republican state lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill to permit murder charges against a...

Watch Out for Nice-Sounding Gobbledygook From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should be on the lookout for Republicans who try to make themselves sound like they support reducing college tuition rates for undocumented college students, but when it comes to specifics, they actually say nothing but gobbledygook.

Colorado Legislature Passes Budget, GOP Admonishes Members Who Vote With Dems

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The legislature gave final passage today to the 2010-11 budget, an $18.2 billion spending plan that is balanced through program cuts, revenue-raising ...

Colorado Senate Passes Bills Eliminating Tax Breaks

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Senate gave initial approval to a package of bills removing tax breaks on candy, soda, software, junk mail and other items Monday night. ...

Senate Republicans--Indignant About

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Speaking of violating the constitution, it's fascinating to see some of these Republicans so worried about violating the constitution now that they're...

Kent Lambert named taxpayers' king

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Colorado Union of Taxpayers' acronym -- CUT -- indicates where its members stand on the question of taxation. While the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (...