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The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

Early spring, 2003. Newly elected Congressman Bob Beauprez was the guest of honor at a business-sponsored event in Aurora. Another familiar figure was present, a sandy-haired political newcomer who soon would become mayor of Denver. “I’m here to talk to Congressman Beauprez,” said John Hickenlooper. “If I’m elected, he’ll be one of the folks I’ll… Continue Reading The politics of being Beauprez, Hickenlooper

Local politics might lead to a different future

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It was an eventful year in politics and government — nationally, regionally, and locally. In fact, 2012 may have been a watershed year, one in which the comfortable assumptions of the past were overturned and the future became cloudy and uncertain. Elections First came the party primary elections on June 26, notable locally on two… Continue Reading Local politics might lead to a different future

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Colorado Springs gears up for legislative season

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When the Colorado legislature convened this week, local organizations were already keeping an eye on possible new requirements … Continue Reading Colorado Springs gears up for legislative season

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Romney defends business record

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Mitt Romney says he likes being able to “fire people” who don’t provide adequate business services. The Republican presidential candidate also is defending his business background as rivals step up their attacks. Romney told a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Monday that he wants to allow people to shop for their own health insurance… Continue Reading Romney defends business record

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The economic and political Medicare mess

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Do the American people have the courage and clarity to do what’s needed to get government under control? Let’s face facts. Every penny in a federal budget estimated to hit $3.8 trillion this year — along with a deficit of $1.6 trillion and federal debt held by the public reaching $10.9 trillion — has a… Continue Reading The economic and political Medicare mess

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Strong candidates for strong mayor

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Walking away from the mayoral candidates’ forum for business leaders last week, it was easy to feel optimistic about the direction the city will be taking with the new strong mayor. Most of the candidates appeared to be focused on the right things, the city’s image and economic health, and they readily admitted there are… Continue Reading Strong candidates for strong mayor

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Wadhams running again for Colo. GOP chair

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Colorado Republican Party chairman Dick Wadhams is running for re-election. Wadhams sent a letter Tuesday to state party officials announcing that he will run for another term at the party’s central committee meeting in March. The Colorado GOP came close to losing its majority party status in the November elections when gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes… Continue Reading Wadhams running again for Colo. GOP chair

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Colorado swears in more than governor

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Democrats aren’t the only ones headed into office in Colorado. Two Republicans elected to statewide office are taking their oaths, too, tripling the number of statewide Republican officials. Republican Scott Gessler takes the oath Tuesday as secretary of state, which oversees elections. And Walker Stapleton takes the oath as treasurer. They’ll join Republican Attorney General… Continue Reading Colorado swears in more than governor

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Democrats are accusing newly empowered House Republicans of exempting more than $1 trillion in proposed tax cuts and higher spending over the next 10 years from a promise to cut federal deficits. The exemptions include a bill to repeal last year’s health care legislation as well as GOP-backed proposals extending a series of tax cuts… Continue Reading Dems say GOP exempting $1 trillion from deficit

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Ritter reflects on governorship

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Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is reflecting on his nearly four years in the governor’s office, saying he’s made some mistakes but also deserves credit for his successes. On his monthly appearance on KOA radio Tuesday, the Democrat said his biggest mistake was not working closer with the business community on a contentious bill which would… Continue Reading Ritter reflects on governorship

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