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Where's Our City and State Government?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Sirota

Republic Airways is threatening to take jobs out of the city unless it gets new tax breaks. In response, Denver leaders like Mayor Hickenlooper have agreed to quickly put together a package of such favors.

Ritter Faces Rude Reception From Protestors, Public Officials In Grand Junction

The Denver Post | Nancy Lofholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION -- Gov. Bill Ritter received an unprecedented noisy, nasty welcome at a Club 20 meeting Saturday as one protester outside the meeting r...

Barack Obama's Michael Bennet shout-out

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With ex-speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff's entry into the U.S. Senate race merely a formality at this point, Michael Bennet, appointed by...

Momentum keeps building for Josh Penry

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Time For Josh Penry to Make His Move in Republican Guv-Nomination Race," a blog published about this time yesterday, noted that Penry seems to be fil...

Romanoff Files Campaign Paperwork, Set To Announce Intentions Next Week

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff announced today he has filed the paperwork with the Federal Election Commission required for him to challen...

Time for Josh Penry to make his move in Republican guv-nomination race

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jane Norton's forthcoming entry into the U.S. Senate campaign is meant to energize Republicans who know appointee Michael Bennet is vulnerable but can...

Josh Penry Lauded Nationally As He's Slammed Locally

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Today, Washington Post writer Chris Cillizza featured Colorado Republican state senator Josh Penry in his "Rising" series, which profiles up-and-comin...

Colorado Budget: Group Rallies Against Cuts Outside State Capital

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

People upset by the latest round of budget cuts in Colorado are rallying at the state Capitol. The Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute is one of the grou...

Andrew Romanoff sure looking like a senatorial candidate

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former Colorado House speaker Andrew Romanoff hasn't officially announced his intention to challenge Bill Ritter appointee/fellow Democrat Michael Ben...

Washington Post: Colorado Indicative Of Democrats' National Struggles

Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER In 2008, Colorado became a symbol of the changing politics in a region once firmly in Republican hands -- and also of the grass-roots power an...

Romanoff, Ritter Discussed Deal For Lieutenant Governor's Seat

The Denver Post | Mike Riley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Andrew Romanoff set his sights on a race for the U.S. Senate only after the breakdown of several months of backroom negotiations with Gov. Bill Ritter...

Ritter Backs Off Plan To Cut DUI Funds

Th Denver Post | Kevin Vaughan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter on Wednesday scrapped his plan to divert money from drunken driving enforcement to shore up the state budget. Ritter's change of hea...

Ritter Plans To Cut Funding For DUI Enforcement

The Denver Post | Kevin Vaughan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter, struggling to close a budget gap estimated at $318 million, plans to divert more than $1.3 million intended to fight drunken driving...

Colorado Should Toughen Stance On Illegal Immigrants: GOP Lawmaker

The Denver Daily News | Gene Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Following this month's bust of 14,500 marijuana plants that allegedly were in part being grown by Mexican migrant workers, a Colorado Springs senator ...

Why Colorado Needs a Special Session

Scott Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Scott Downes

What was a bad situation in August has turned into a downright scary one now. But I'm told that freaking out and assuming the fetal position is not a sound fiscal strategy.

Ritter's Budget Director Announces 320 Million Dollars In Cuts

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter plans to eliminate 267 state positions to balance the budget, but it's not clear how many people will lose their jobs because some po...

Ritter Set To Announce Budget Today, Already Drawing Fire

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the quest to close Colorado's budget gap, Gov. Bill Ritter today is expected to unveil a number of deep cuts and cost-saving measures, including on...

Ritter's Budget Director: Cuts Significantly Smaller Than Feared

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter plans to eliminate 267 state positions to balance the budget, but it's not clear how many people will lose their jobs because some po...

Harry Reid, Robert Redford, T. Boone Pickens Highlight Left-Leaning Conference In Denver

The Denver Post | Jesica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Hundreds of Democratic leaders from across the region and country descend on Denver today to learn strategies for swaying voters in what many say is t...

Lance Armstrong, Ritter Discuss Bringing Major Stage Cycling Race To Colorado

RealVail.com | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

August 11, 2009 -- Part-time Aspen resident Lance Armstrong, shortly after soundly beating top pro rider Jay Henry of Avon in Saturday's Blast the Mas...

McInnis Donated Most PAC Funds To GOP Candidates After Promising To Create A Nonprofit: Denver Post

The Denver Post | Jesica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Just before leaving Congress in 2004, Scott Mc Innis' staff said the exiting Republican wanted to use part of the $1.3 million left in his campaign fu...

Wildfire Outbreaks Spark Debate Over Roads In National Parks

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

VAIL -- A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate bet...

Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Using clean energy to reduce America's dependency on imported oil isn't common ground. It's common sense. That's why I joined Pres. Clinton at a summit about the clean energy economy.

Candidate McInnis Rips State Unemployment Office For Delays

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis strayed from script this week when he jabbed an unlikely target: staffers at the state Department of Labor and E...

The Senate Climate Bill Will Bring Jobs to Your State

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In a time of record unemployment, steelworkers are finding new jobs in one of the few burgeoning sectors in our economy: wind energy.