State and national labor unions have sunk $100,000 into the campaign to save Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak from a recall
DENVER—State and national labor unions have sunk $100,000 into the campaign to save Democratic state Sen. Evie Hudak from a recall, according to a campaign-finance report released Tuesday.
The Democracy Defense Fund, an issue committee opposing the recall effort in Senate District 19, has collected $120,145 since Oct. 25, the vast majority from labor unions, for a total of $145,145 since the committee’s formation Oct. 11.
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The green lobby has seized upon the “light pollution” issue as a new weapon in their battle against fracking and mining operations
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service has awarded a grant to study whether the night skies above the Colorado Plateau are being polluted by light sources but some officials are skeptical the efforts are aimed at curbing energy development.
The $22,000 grant for “Estimating the Potential Value of the Night Skies above the Colorado Plateau” was awarded to two economic professors at Missouri State University to study the impact of tourism on nightly visits and will help determine whether the darkness of night skies needs special protections from the federal government. Read more »
COFFMAN: The only way to get the Iranians to stop developing a nuclear weapon is to promote regime change
WASHINGTON — Three Colorado House members said they oppose the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear deal. But none have taken the extra step of vowing to sink the agreement by supporting legislation that would impose even tougher sanctions on Tehran.
In a sharply-worded statement, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) suggested the accord was misguided.
“The only way to get the Iranians to stop developing a nuclear weapon is to promote regime change and the best way to do that is to make the economic sanctions much tougher, not weaker,” said Coffman. Read more »
A packed but polite crowd of more than 200 rural Coloradans attended the town hall at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, which lasted nearly an hour
DENVER—Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper did most of the talking during Monday’s “lean in and listen” stop in Craig, the locals made it clear they’re tired of having their concerns brushed aside by lawmakers in Denver and Washington, D.C. Read more »
An October Facebook post by the Sierra Club highlighted Joan Murahata’s role in the fracking ban campaign
BROOMFIELD — Election watchdog groups scrutinizing a bevy of significant irregularities are questioning whether a key leader of the initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing should also be allowed to play a leading role in determining which votes do and don’t get counted in the razor thin election contest. Read more »