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Andrew Romanoff Will Continue To Run For Senate, Says He Wanted To 'Clear The Air'

The Colorado Independent | Becca Blond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER- Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff minutes ago announced that he was rededicated to his primary campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen...

Andrew Romanoff Staying In Senate Race: Full Text Of Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Tuesday, former Speaker of the Colorado State House Andrew Romanoff re-confirmed his commitment run for Senate against Michael Bennet, an incumbent...

Bill Ritter Retires: Colorado Governor Won't Seek Reelection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: The Denver Post reports that Governor Ritter briefed his cabinet Wednesday morning in preparation for his 11:00 AM announcement about his fut...

After Skirting Ethics Rules, Colorado Governor Rewrites Them

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Ritter went on to say that the Owens ethics order was a decade old, and thus needed updating. Ethics can be squirmy like that.

Scott McInnis Rips Bill Ritter On Economy, Fails To Mention Specifics

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 2010 race for governor was joined Monday as Republicans released a four-page conservative agenda and Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter responded with a ...

Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner, Rumored To Be Scott McInnis's Running Mate

The Colorado Springs Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The buzz in political circles is that El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark is under consideration as Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McIn...

Colorado Republicans Abandon Social Issues

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

It remains to be seen if this political kumbayah can survive a divisive Republican primary. The intolerant wing of the Republican party is notoriously intolerant of its own candidates.

Josh Penry Mulling A Reelection Bid

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, will decide over the holidays whether to seek re-election to his state Senate seat after backing out of the c...

What Makes a Candidate?

Faith Winter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Faith Winter

Ask people what makes a viable candidate and most will answer, "experience." In these volatile times, the voting public is wary of electing someone who hasn't been around the block a few times.

Western Slope Uranium Mill: Only State Needs To Approve Before Ground Can Break

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Canadian company's push to build the United States' first new conventional uranium mill since the Cold War has cleared local hurdles -- despite envi...

Bill Ritter Challenges Scott McInnis To Take A Stand On 'Anti-Society' Initiatives

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter last week decried a trio of anti-tax initiatives heading for the Colorado ballot next year and challenged his Republican opponents to...

Bill Ritter Marijuana Tax: Governor Moves To Start Taxing Pot After AG's Decision

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado is gearing up to officially tax and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, a move lawmakers say amounts to legal recognition...

'Race To The Top' Legislation Passes Senate; 7 Republicans Vote Against Bill As Statement Against Program

KDVR | Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Senate has approved a bill designed to give Colorado an edge in competing for millions of dollars in federal education fund...

Colorado Solar Plant To Bring 300 Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Germany-based solar company plans to open its first North American manufacturing site in Denver. Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor J...

Ritter Refuses To Address Pinon Canyon Expansion In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter touted his administration's support of troops and veterans on a swing through Colorado Springs on Wednesday. But he also dodged quest...

Tom Tancredo Says He'll Run For Governor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former Congressman and and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo told Westword Thursday that he will likely enter the race for Governor of Colorado, cha...

Bill Ritter, Colorado legislature Tackle Difficult Budget Issues

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON and COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll likens lawmakers' work this session to sometimes-painful surgery. "We're cutting past the bone...

Bill Ritter, Colorado Higher Education Administrators At Odds Over Tuition Flexibility

Associated Press | Steven K. Paulson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER--Racing to come up with proposals to save higher education from a financial cliff, college presidents held a brainstorming summit Thursday at t...

McInnis Leads Ritter By 8 Points: Rasmussen

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Rasmussen Reports released its latest poll in the Colorado Gubernatorial race on Monday. The poll is the first by Rasmussen since Republican Colorado...

For Sale: Top Post in Ritter Administration

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

A lesson in political philosophy from Gov. Ritter: When a corporation influences public policy by writing checks, it's evil. When a liberal foundation does the same, the move marks a step forward.

Salazar Won't Run For Governor; Says He'll Endorse Hickenlooper

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a statement issued Thursday, Ken Salazar said he will not run for Governor, as had previously been speculated. The Interior Secretary said he will...

Top Cock: Bill Ritter, News Anchor, Curses On Air Talking About Bernard Kerik

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WABC 7's Bill Ritter pulled an Ernie Anastos Tuesday night, accidentally referring to Bernie Kerik as the "former New York City top cock." The Emmy...

Ritter Job Training Agenda: Colorado Governor To Announce New Program

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and state legislative leaders say they will announce a job-training agenda for the upcoming legislative sessi...

The 'Statewide' Myth in Colorado

Laura Chapin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Chapin

You're going to hear a lot of spin from Republicans that since Scott McInnis is from the Western Slope that's an advantage, because you have to win 'statewide' in Colorado.

Ritter Comes Under Fire For Plane Use; No Evidence He's Costing State Money

The Denver Post | Jessica Fender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As the economic downturn gripped Colorado, Gov. Bill Ritter has reduced his use of state planes, though one Republican critic questioned the passenger...