Colorado has a new Lieutenant Governor. Donna Lynne replaces Joe Garcia who is leaving to take a job at a higher education non-profit. Bente Birkeland has more…
Primary Bills Fail
Despite widespread support from Democrats and Republicans as well as legislative leaders, two separate attempts to move Colorado back to a presidential primary have failed in the final days of the session. As Bente Birkeland reports, some lawmakers are still […]
Lawmakers Debate Severance Taxes
Oil and gas companies pay a tax to the state for the minerals they extract out of the ground. Colorado then gives some of that money back to local communities impacted by the drilling process. But a recent state Supreme […]
Capitol Conversation: Housing Affordability
With only a few days left in the state’s legislative session lawmakers in both parties are trying to get something across the finish line that will help with the state’s high cost of housing, while lots of other bills are […]
Capitol Conversation: Last two weeks of the 2016 Legislative Session
With less than two weeks left in the state’s annual legislative session lawmakers still have some big items they want to tackle. Hear are highlights from capitol conversation with Bente Birkeland. On Major Ticket Items Still Pending John Frank- […]
State Convention Preview
Democrats head to Loveland this weekend to select delegates to attend the National Convention in Philadelphia in July. Delegates are also selected at congressional district assemblies and super delegate spots are set-aside for party leaders and insiders. Bente Birkeland has […]
Democratic State Party Chairman Talks Upcoming State Convention
Colorado Democrats will gather in Loveland on Saturday to elect their final group of delegates to the National Convention in Philadelphia this summer. Bente Birkeland talked to Colorado Chairman Rick Palacio about the process and divisions within the party.
Rolling Coal Initially Passes
A bill to ban what’s known as “rolling coal” has initially passed in the Colorado House of Representatives on Wednesday/today. Bente Birkeland has more.