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Speaker’s adviser breaks rules – Jenise May leaves Capitol after violations revealed

The Durango HeraldPeter MarcusDENVER – An adviser to Colorado House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst quickly left the Capitol on Thursday after it was revealed that she violated House rules.Jenise May, a Democrat and former state lawmaker who currently serves as a special adviser to Hullinghorst, has been holding the staff position while she had simultaneously

December 3rd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

Election 2016: New survey shows challenges for Bennet; Democrats push back

Denver Business JournalMark HardenFewer than a third of Colorado voters believe U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet deserves re-election next year, a new set of survey results shows.With the election a year away, the Quinnipiac University poll asked 1,262 Colorado voters whether the Colorado Democrat deserves another term.Thirty percent said yes, while 41 percent said no and 29 percent were undecided

December 3rd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

Hillary Clinton rallies Democrats in Boulder, Colorado

The Durango HeraldPeter MarcusDENVER – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Tuesday visited Colorado, where she sought to inspire Democrats to stump for her.Facing an impressive primary challenge from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Clinton must convince Colorado Democrats to support her at March 1 grass-roots caucus gatherings.While the swing state of Colorado represents only a

December 3rd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

Republicans vote to end Pay Equity Commission

KDVREli StokolsDENVER — Senate Republicans again reminded their Democratic colleagues what it’s like being in the minority as they voted Wednesday afternoon to do away with the Pay Equity Commission, arguing that it’s a feckless body that hasn’t accomplished much.Democrats, while ostensibly angry about the 5-4 party-line vote by the GOP-controlled Senate Business, Labor and

January 22nd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

Senate panel disbands Colorado pay-equity panel, angering labor groups

Denver PostDavid MigoyaA Republican-led state Senate committee Wednesday voted to end the work of a commission whose task was to deal with issues of pay equity, prompting an angry response from labor groups.In a party-line 5-4 vote, the Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee chose to end the commission's work.Colorado's Pay Equity Commission was created

January 22nd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

OPINION: Senate Republicans Rightly Allow Equal Pay Commission to Sunset

Pagosa Daily PostBy Kelly MaherYesterday afternoon, the Colorado Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Technology rightly allowed Colorado’s Pay Equity Commission to sunset. This action came after hours of testimony from both small and large business-owning women, who called on Senators to not allow for the renewal of the Commission. Proponents of the sunset even

January 22nd, 2015|Blog, In The News|

Mark Udall, Cory Gardner hit with separate complaints

The Denver PostLynn BartlesSeptember 10, 2014 Congressman Cory Gardner and Sen. Mark Udall face separate complaints filed against them this week as Colorado’s U.S. Senate race heats up.Both sides said the complaints — filed by members of the opposite party — were political.Udall, a Democrat running for a second term, is accused of violating campaign finance

September 10th, 2014|Blog, In The News|