Monday, March 28, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.28.2011

Payday loan – Part II
The battle over payday loan fees will strain partisan loyalties at the Legislature again this year as new legislation was introduced Friday in the House. While former payday loan bill sponsor Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, said the new legislation would roll back last year’s improvements, Senate sponsor of this year’s bill Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, said the new bill does exactly what he meant to do last year…… Read More

Taxpayers pick-up state cellphone bills
Colorado officials insist they're combing through state spending to try to close an estimated half-billion dollar shortfall — but figuring out exactly how much Colorado pays for employees' mobile devices is nearly impossible, and it's a tab that largely has gone unnoticed….. Read More

The learning curve has been steep for State Sen. Giron
Halfway through her first year in the Legislature, Sen. Angela Giron says she's beginning to feel more comfortable with the legislative process…… Read More

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell - Misses his friends but not the lifestyle
Seven years ago this month, two-term U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell sent Colorado’s political world spinning with an abrupt announcement he wouldn’t seek another term….. Read More

Call wins – Wadhams honored – Harvey loses
In a shocking turn of events, Ryan Call was elected as the new GOP Chairman on the first ballot Saturday in Douglas County. Most observers had expected the race to take at least a couple of ballots to decide the contest….. Read More

More Morse complaints go to ethics committee
A Senate ethics panel has been organized to look into allegations lodged against Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs….. Read More

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