Udall’s closest advisors have ties to ideologues like Al Gore and hard-core partisans like Rick Palacio
For years, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has been criticized by detractors for his marriage to Maggie Fox, a well-known and politically-connected environmental activist with close ties to former Vice-President Al Gore. And now some of those critics are raising similar questions about the relationship between his Chief of Staff, Michael Sozan, and his partner Rick Palacio – the chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party. Read more »
Conservation Colorado wants more lobbyists, but their political allies control both legislative chambers
We at Cheap Seats were incredibly moved by the fundraising plea sent out Saturday by Conservation Colorado bemoaning the plight of the poor, defenseless environmental movement.
“Outnumbered 20 to 1,” the money-grab begins, and it’s not referring to the Democratic-Republican ratio in the legislature. Read more »
Now you know why Bennet hasn’t been on TV pitching the immigration bill he helped write
A hearty tongue-in-cheek congratulations is in order for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman and U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colorado).
You see, according to Bennet’s buddy Alison Sherry at the Denver Post, the DSCC has broken its previous fundraising record – raising a whopping $13.6 million so far this year under Mr. Bennet’s leadership. Read more »
As they say in Alarmists Anonymous, you can’t explain the global temperature without first acknowledging it
Of course if all they had to explain was a flatline in global temperatures, the job would be a great deal easier.
As it is, scientists are having difficulty merely acknowledging the obvious. They will hardly discuss the fact that the British Metropolitan Office has noted that Al Gore’s infamous fever is no more than the bead of forehead sweat caused by the discovery of, shall we say, trouser textile extremity flammability? Read more »
Bennet and Udall’s decision to buck their party on a key gun control vote is bad news for state Democrats
Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall’s votes against a federal assault weapons ban Wednesday should send a cold chill down the spine of every Democratic state legislator.
When it comes to firearms, neither Bennet nor Udall will ever be confused with Chuck Norris. Both are liberal Democrats who said earlier this year that they would support federal gun-control legislation. Read more »
It’s not the first time that Harvey has tangled with union leaders over education reform
DENVER – In what some have characterized as Colorado’s own version of last year’s high-profile Chicago teachers’ union dispute, education reform advocates and allies of the AFL-CIO are already slugging it out in a heated campaign over the future of Douglas County schools. Read more »
The bill would give legal status to undocumented immigrants and authorize new funding for border security
DENVER – After months of closed-door negotiations, a much-anticipated proposal to revamp the nation’s immigration policy will likely be considered this week by lawmakers.
Details of the bill, which a bipartisan group of Senators known as the “Gang of Eight” have been working on in private since late last year, first began to emerge this week when they were leaked to the media. Read more »
The video challenges anti-fracking claims made by Boulder Commissioner (and longtime green lobby activist) Elise Jones
Surprisingly, Elise Jones has been caught in the act of making it up as she goes along. Not that it was a surprise that Jones, the longtime head of the Colorado Environmental Coalition, was, shall we say, uninformed in her debate recently with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Nor was it surprising that Jones figured she could just make stuff up. The surprise was that someone might actually listen to Jones’ made-up massacre of the facts and nail her on it. Read more »
ProgressNow has encouraged supporters of the left-wing agenda to take to Twitter with the hashtag #ProudToPay
If you’re grumbling about filing your taxes today, look on the bright side: You’re part of the revolution.
The tireless lefties at ProgressNow Colorado, who are never so upbeat as when they’re taking other people’s money, have an April 15 Facebook post that combines the best of the Cultural Revolution with a dash of the old Soviet Union’s Young Pioneers. It shows a line of smiling schoolchildren with the message, “Taxes Teach Kids.” Read more »
University officials say their rationale for the program is to reduce obesity-related health issues among its employees
DENVER — As of April 1st, employees of the University of Colorado have a little bit more of an incentive to get off the couch. A new wellness initiative was launched to pay the state employees up to $300 a year if they track and document that they are exercising. Read more »