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Candidate Penry rails against the 'big government' employing his family

CO. Independent | CO Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

State Senate Majority leader and gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, has been attacking Gov. Bill Ritter for months an...

Colorado Economic Forecast: Recession Ending, But Revenues Continue To Lag

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado revenues fell by an additional $40 million over the past three months, bringing this year's shortfall to $601 million. Budget...

National Governors Association To Meet In Colorado Springs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will host next year's meeting of the National Governors Association at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The 2010 seminar ...

Ritter State Of The State: Governor Talks Budget, Slams Ballot Initiatives in Final Address

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado will get its economy back on solid footing if it continues on the path of the past three years, Gov. Bill Ritter said in his final State of t...

Sierra Nevada Corp. Expected To Add 200 Colorado Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Gov. Bill Ritter says Sierra Nevada Corp. plans to add 200 jobs in Colorado as it expands its operations in the Denver subur...

Alice Madden, Governor Ritter's Climate Advisor, Stops Taking Money From The Center For American Progress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver Post reports that Alice Madden, Governor Ritter's climate change coordinator has resigned from here role at the Center for American Progres...

Hickenlooper Will Run For Governor

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, will run for governor of Colorado, Democratic and Republican officials told The Associated Pres...

Why Colorado Matters in the Health Care Debate

Sen. Mark Udall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sen. Mark Udall

Colorado has often set an example for Washington to follow. But our fight in the Senate to pass meaningful health reform over the next few weeks won't be easy. We need to unite in this fight.

Bill Ritter Moves To Shorten Waiting Period For Natural Gas Drilling Applications

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Governor Bill Ritter is moving to shorten the waiting period for oil and gas permits in Colorado after facing criticism from Republican opponents that...

Edward Casso Loses Committee Chairmanship After Criticizing Ritter

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Democratic lawmaker lost his committee vice chairmanship a day after he cheered Gov. Bill Ritter's decision not to run for re-election and ripped th...

McInnis cites his experience, Ritter's lack of it

Fort Morgan Times. | Fort Morgan Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Jeff Sessions Requests Suspension Of Stephanie Villafuerte Nomination Process

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked that consideration of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination ...

Fair Taxes/Fair Share

Joel Judd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Joel Judd

We cannot give away tax dollars for tax credits for large corporations without proof that they work.

Ken Salazar Governor? Rumors Say Former Senator Is Early Favorite To Replace Ritter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: John Hickenlooper said Wednesday afternoon that he would consider running for Governor, but would wait to see whether Ken Salazar decides to ...

Oops! Ritter's Budget Program Accidentally Frees Sex Offender; GOP Has Field Day

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado authorities said they inadvertently released a sex offender from prison under a moneysaving early release initiative, promptin...

Romanoff Campaign's Inaction Leads Some To Question Leadership

Politico | Alex Isenstadt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When word circulated that former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was planning a primary campaign against Sen. Michael Bennet, Democrats were wo...

Jim Carpenter Interview: What Would You Ask Bill Ritter's Chief Of Staff?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Huffington Post Denver will be interviewing Governor Ritter's Chief of Staff Jim Carpenter Wednesday afternoon, and we'd love to ask him some of y...

Getting the Government We Seem to Want

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gary Hart

The current turmoil in Colorado politics and beyond, marked by resignations of senior elected officials, has many lessons. First among these is: "It isn't fun anymore."

Ritter Addresses Colorado Budget: Things Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

IDAHO SPRINGS -- Kicking off a series of planned town halls here Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter told a crowd that included many concerned county employees...

Penry On Why He Dropped Out Of Colo. Governor's Race: "Somebody's got to be the adult and step back"

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Penry says it was a personal decision aimed at making sure Republicans unseat Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter in 2010 and spend their money reclaiming off...

Ritter Rival Sen. Josh Penry Proposes Abolishing Government Agencies

State Bill Colorado | State Bill Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

By Don Knox, STATE BILL COLORADO Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, a gubernatorial rival to current Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, respond...

Colorado Approves 5,100 Oil, Gas Permits In 2009; Down From 2008

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado approved about 5,100 oil and gas drilling permits last year, down from the record 8,027 issued in 2008 before the recession. ...

Lance Armstrong, Bill Ritter Discuss Bringing Stage Race Back To Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Lance Armstrong says he's confident he can help bring bicycle racing back to Colorado. Armstrong, who has a home in Aspen and has trai...

Republicans Find Unity By Moving To The Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Colorado Republican party that appeared divided as recently as last week came together Monday morning around a conservative "Platform for Prosperity...

Ritter's Budget Options Rapidly Being Exhausted

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter's office on Wednesday will reveal its plans to rebalance the state budget, likely meaning more cuts to state programs. The planned c...