Thursday, January 13, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 1.13.2011

Sen. Suzanne Williams not out … yet.
Sources have told The Denver Post that Democratic leaders have tried to get Williams, 65, to quit following a Dec. 26 accident she caused….. Read More

Cory Gardner joins Congressional caucuses.
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., joined two the Congressional constitution caucus and the sportsmen’s caucus this week….. Read More

Udall urges Congress to play nice at State of the Union address.
Mark Udall is urging his colleagues in both houses of Congress to end a longstanding custom in which the two political parties sit divided on opposite sides of the room during the President's State of the Union address. Only tradition dictates that the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives gather in the House chamber for the President's annual speech - Democrats on one side, and Republicans on the other….. Read More

Rhonda Fields becomes new state legislator.
It wasn't supposed to be this way. The mother from Aurora admits becoming a politician never really occupied a spot on her "to-do" list….. Read More

McNulty to stick to GOP principles.
When McNulty gave the traditional opening day speech, he was relatively soft-spoken and didn’t go all out on partisan rhetoric. He said he will do his best to work with the Democrats and not against them….. Read More

Colorado Springs candidates pledge not to raise taxes even though they can’t.
Never mind that TABOR requires voters to approve all tax increases, but eight of 22 mayoral and City Council candidates have signed a pledge not to raise taxes if elected….. Read More

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