Thursday, March 31, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.31.2011

Hickenlooper appoints new district judge
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced yesterday the appointment of Andrew Ross Macdonald to serve as a district judge in the 20th Judicial District (Boulder County). Macdonald will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Carol Glowinsky….. Read More

Councilman denies sending anti Douglas Bruce e-mail
Colorado Springs city councilman Scott Hente rebuffed accusations lodged Wednesday by at-large City Council candidate Douglas Bruce that he sent an e-mail to city employees at work encouraging them not to vote for Bruce and other members of the self-proclaimed Reform Team….. Read More

Video Tribute to Dick Wadhams
Veteran campaign consultant Walt Klein put together a video tribute to Dick Wadhams, the outgoing chairman of the Colorado Republican Party….. View It Here

Tipton and Polis opposites on Obama energy speech
Colorado Congressmen Scott Tipton and Jared Polis, whose districts include all or parts of the state’s extensively drilled and mined Western Slope, had very different reactions to Tuesday’s speech on energy policy by President Barack Obama….. Read More

Sen. Alan Simpson to talk Deficit Crisis in Denver
Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the presidential fiscal commission, will join the discussion at Colorado's Common Sense Forum on the Nation's Debt and Deficit Crisis April 8….. Read More

Convenience store beer bill on tap for Senate
A proposal to allow full-strength beer sales at convenience stores—though not at grocery stores—cleared a Senate committee Wednesday and is headed for debate on the Senate floor….. Read More

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