Colorado in focus: Republican lawmaker ‘a little shocked’ by the nerve he struck by floating Colorado bike tax

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Republican lawmaker “a little shocked” by the nerve he struck by floating Colorado bike tax A top Republican state lawmaker who last week floated a controversial proposal to tax bicycles to help pay for the state’s infrastructure needs says he is “a little shocked by the raw nerve I struck.” “My attempt to start a conversation […]

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VP Pence breaks tie to open debate in Senate on Obamacare replacement

By   /  July 26, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

Both parties in Washington D.C. know Obamacare is flawed and getting worse, but no Democrats and two Republicans voted Tuesday against opening debate to change things. That meant it took Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie just to open up debate on reforming the country’s controversial health care law, the Affordable Care Act. […]

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Colorado in focus: Senate health care bill would mean $9 billion less for Colorado in Medicaid funding

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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Denver Post: Senate health care bill would mean $9 billion less for Colorado in Medicaid funding A new report finds that Colorado could lose out on more than $9 billion in federal funding for Medicaid over the first decade of a proposal the U.S. Senate is expected to bring up for a key vote Tuesday. […]

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Haupt: America needs group of Tom Paines to take government back from elites

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776 The year was 1776 and the time had come for Americans to assert their independence from the British. This was the topic of contentious […]

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Colorado in focus: Colorado’s growth spurs government land grabbing – and it’s getting expensive

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Colorado’s growth spurs government land grabbing – and it’s getting expensive After more than 30 years in Denver, Reed Art & Imaging is moving its custom print shop to Lakewood. Such a move would typically mean expansion or prosperity for a business, but it is quite the opposite for the Reeds. They say they were […]

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Colorado in focus: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, booed at a college commencement and reviled by teacher groups across the nation, found a cozier audience Thursday in Denver at a gathering of conservative thinkers and policy advocates. DeVos garnered two standing ovations from members of the […]

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