Thursday, April 21, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.21.2011

Latino activists attack Mejia
James Mejia is now among the frontrunners in the race for Denver mayor, which makes him a target for attacks -- including an unexpected one from a group of Latino activists led by Lidia Ortiz….. Read More

Redistricting plan splits Western Slope
Democrats defended their plan to draw new congressional district maps Tuesday, even as key legislators held out hope for a bipartisan compromise on one of the most heated political disputes of the year…… Read More

Hickenlooper appoints three to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the names of the three people appointed to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission….. Read More

Kennedy endorses Romer
Former Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy has endorsed Chris Romer for Denver mayor, citing his work on education and fiscal responsibility….. Read More

McNulty ‘disappointed’ over redistricting efforts
The Joint Select Committee on Redistricting adjourned last night without drawing a new map. While Republican members repeatedly tried to work with Democrat members on a map, Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, and Democrats refused….. Read More

DUI Pot bill becomes a study
A subtle tinge of pot smoke permeated a committee room as the senators voted to amend the bill, handing a victory to medical marijuana advocates who argued they would be unfairly targeted….. Read More

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