The email boxes of Colorado lawmakers haven't been pretty lately, unless you appreciate personal threats and F-bombs. But you know things have gone seriously wrong when you also get what appears to be a veiled threat from the general manager of a newspaper.
The Pueblo Chieftain has excluded independent candidate Tisha Casida from a Chieftain-sponsored debate Oct. 10 featuring candidates Scott Tipton, a Republican, and Democrat Sal Pace. It's a strange position for a newspaper to take.
Reporter Tim Hoover received House Speaker McNulty's good news about the end of the "tough budget" era, allowing seniors to enjoy a tax break on property taxes. And so he asked McNulty how he'd adjust the state budget to pay for it.