The legislature and Governor Hickenlooper should take a break from left-wing social engineering and rein in the bureaucracy
‘Tis the season for debates about spending, setting priorities and good fiscal stewardship under the golden dome in Denver. With the Colorado Senate putting finishing touches on Senate Bill 13-230, otherwise known as the Long Bill, the Colorado General Assembly is on a glide path to spend, spend, spend in the next fiscal year. Read more »
We are surprised by just how sloppy and nonsensical these gun control measures really are
A time-tested rule of governing is to never, ever legislate on things you don’t understand. Unfortunately for Colorado, elected officials with names like Fields, McCann, Morse and Hickenlooper have chosen to ignore this rule in favor of their own ambition and political hubris.
Not letting their own lack of knowledge of all things firearms stop them, Colorado Democrats leased the Colorado Capitol out to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden to pass House Bill 1224, House Bill 1228 and House Bill 1229. Read more »
SEX, SEX, SEX: Every time we turn around, it seems the Democrat-led legislature is debating same-sex unions, sex education, sexual immorality, or adultery
We’ve waxed poetic before about the good old days – that time in the not-too-distant past when Colorado Democrats criticized Republicans for their never-ending obsession with ideological wedge issues like gay marriage.
Back then, the top talking point for Democrat politicians and their media allies was that Republicans were pursuing a divisive social agenda at the expense of the kitchen table issues people really cared about. Read more »
Double standards seem to be the order of the day for the professional political class when it comes to gun control
We’ve been around campaigns and elections long enough to understand that hypocrisy and sanctimony are never in short supply when it comes to politics.
Al Gore, a chief alarmist in the global warming movement just sold his television station to oil giant Qatar. Check. Read more »
it looks as though Senator Hudak is establishing a pattern of bullying other women to get what she wants
In a stunning display of hubris-induced political grandstanding, Colorado Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) sucked the air out of the Senate Committee hearing room this week with her remarks aimed at a rape victim testifying against House Bill 13-1226 which aims to forbid lawful concealed carry on college campuses in Colorado. Read more »
Holder’s silence is being interpreted as a sign of tacit approval. Maybe that’s his intent
There’s nothing laid-back about the state panel charged with creating a regulatory framework for marijuana.
The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force logged another marathon session Monday, putting in extra hours to meet Thursday’s deadline for draft rules on recreational marijuana use. The commissioners are now deep in uncharted waters, and they deserve enormous credit for their dedication to crafting comprehensive rules under tight time constraints. Read more »
As a matter of practical politics Democrats prefer to pass the controversial bill with as little fanfare as possible
Anyone listening to last week’s lengthy debate on HB 1081 could be forgiven for concluding that Colorado schools are teaching students that babies come from the stork.
State Rep. Crisanta Duran, the bill’s sponsor, railed about the need to reduce the teen pregnancy rate, insisting that Colorado needs comprehensive human sexuality education because “the abstinence only approach has not worked.” Read more »
SELECTIVE OUTRAGE: The left and the media have been slow to condemn Rep. Salazar’s now infamous “rape” comments
There’s been a good deal of outrage over Democratic state Rep. Joe Salazar’s recent boneheaded floor remarks on rape–from Republicans.
Nobody else really seems to care. Democrats? No worries. Liberal women’s groups? Crickets. The Colorado media? Hey, Joe’s a good guy, he didn’t mean it. Read more »
Hickenlooper should stand up against the extreme voices in his party on guns just as he has on fracking
We all know that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is fond of drinking beer. We learned recently that he’s even tried frack fluid, though he doesn’t care for the taste. News this morning that the Governor of Colorado is willing to chase nearly 1,000 jobs out of Colorado by putting his signature on House Bill 1224 makes us wonder what else the Governor might be drinking. Read more »
Salazar is leaving the administration under a cloud of questions surrounding his handling of the BLM wild horse program
As Coloradans, we have a long history with outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. A trendsetter, his years as Attorney General and United States Senator gave him ample opportunity to make pronouncements in every corner of the state in his trademark bolo tie, cowboy hat and matching boots. A 17th Street lawyer most of his life, we can’t help but respect his ability to sell the public on his roots as a real cowboy. Read more »