Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.27.2011

It’s bed bug day at the State House
Politics makes strange bedfellows, and so do bed bugs. Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that will repeal Colorado's Bedding Act….. Read More

No FasTracks tax hike this year
Denver-area voters won't face a ballot issue this fall asking them to raise sales taxes to finish the massive FasTracks transit project sooner rather than later, the Regional Transportation District's board of directors decided late Tuesday..... Read More

Colorado to decriminalize adultery
The crime of adultery appears headed toward repeal in Colorado, where lawmakers from both parties call the crime an outdated 19th-century holdover junking up the books….. Read More

Garcia confirmed as Department of Higher Education Director
Gov. John Hickenlooper Tuesday applauded the Colorado Senate for confirming Lt. Gov. Joseph A. Garcia as the Executive Director of the Department of Higher Education….. Read More

Rep. DeGette to give DU Law commencement speech
The University of Denver has enlisted U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette to address its class of 2011 at the May 21 ceremony. . Last year, DU opted for then-Gov. Bill Ritter as its speaker….. Read More

Skorman out-raising Bach in Colorado Springs mayoral race
Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Richard Skorman is out-raising his opponent, Steve Bach, in the race to become the city’s first strong mayor. Skorman has raised $393,574, while Bach’s total is $284,313, according to campaign finance reports filed with the City Clerk on Monday….. Read More

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