Thursday, March 17, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.17.2011

Lucero running for Larimer GOP chair
Former congressional candidate Tom Lucero said he’s seeking the chairmanship of the battered Larimer County Republican Party, saying he’ll share leadership responsibilities with former Sheriff Jim Alderden….. Read More

Christiansen quits Colo. Springs mayor's race
Candidate Mitch Christiansen announced Wednesday night that he is leaving the Colorado Springs mayor's race….. Read More

Gardner votes down DeGette
The House Energy and Commerce Committee was the site of a climate change Colorado showdown Tuesday. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced an amendment that asserted that green-house gases generated by human activity were the “root cause” of global warming. Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner joined with the other thirty Republicans in voting down DeGette’s amendment….. Read More

Hancock & Linkhart go into damage control
Monday's 10-3 vote was a vote to increase salaries for council members themselves -- and because three members are now running for mayor….. Read More

Hickenlooper to appoint his first Judge
Gov. John Hickenlooper has until March 31 to select from a list of three men to take the place of retired Boulder District Judge Carol Glowinsky. It will be Hickenlooper’s first judicial appointment….. Read More

Sponsors abort "fetal homicide" bill
A proposal to add criminal statutes for crimes against unborn children is being pulled back, after its sponsors failed to find enough support…… Read More

Demands for State election observer growing in Colorado Springs
Five more City Council candidates are adding their names to a request to Secretary of State Scott Gessler to send an observer to monitor the city’s April 5 election….. Read More

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