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Ed Perlmutter announces run for Governor

(DENVER) - Congressman Ed Perlmutter announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Colorado today. Perlmutter, a six-term Denver-metro Congressman made the announcement in front of a crowd of supporters at Natural Grocers in Golden. Since 2007, Congressman Perlmutter has voted with Nancy Pelosi 97% of the time.​During his announcement speech, Perlmutter discussed “health

April 9th, 2017|Press Release|

UPDATE: Compass Colorado applauds Sen. Michael Bennet (Maybe)

UPDATE - (Denver) - Now Senator Bennet's office tells 9 News' Brandon Rittiman his introduction of Judge Gorsuch should not be read as support of the nomination. Although it's almost impossible to imagine a scenario where Senator Bennet would introduce Judge Gorsuch then votes against him, apparently he's still not making any commitments on the actual

March 17th, 2017|Press Release|

 Michael Johnston announces bid for Governor 

Former State Senator Michael Johnston announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Colorado today. Johnston, a well-known Denver Democrat is possibly best known for his support of Amendment 66, an almost billion-dollar tax increase on the 2013 ballot that failed spectacularly. Coloradans rejected the measure by an almost 2 to 1 margin.In

January 17th, 2017|Press Release|

Compass Colorado responds to Governor Hickenlooper’s State of the State address

(DENVER) - Today, Governor Hickenlooper gave his second-to-last State of the State address. The far-reaching speech covered many issues, including education, transportation, rural fiber optic internet access, healthcare and even calling for a bill on construction defects reforms. Governor Hickenlooper took a few swipes at President-elect Donald Trump before calling for bipartisanship.Governor Hickenlooper made it

January 12th, 2017|Press Release|

Staggering misuse of funds at Colorado Obamacare exchange outlined in report

​(DENVER) - The Department of Health and Human Services' Inspector General recently released a scathing report on Connect for Health Colorado's (Colorado's Obamacare exchange) staggering misuse of federal grant funds. The report, aptly titled, "Colorado Did Not Correctly Expend Establishment Grant Funds for Establishing a Health Insurance Marketplace" calls for Colorado's exchange to refund the federal

January 4th, 2017|Press Release|

All Lois Court wants for Christmas? Higher Taxes

(DENVER) - Colorado Senator-elect Lois Court announced she wishes her taxes were higher, in a Joint Budget Committee meeting earlier this week. She also added she believes many of her constituents would also like to be paying higher taxes. During the revenue forecast and strategic planning session, a discussion of Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment and projections

December 23rd, 2016|Press Release|

Colorado State Senate unveils new plan for Committee on Energy and Environment

DENVER – Today, Colorado Senate Republicans announced a new committee, the Select Committee on Energy and Environment, created specifically to bear a portion of the workload that may come from an expanded relationship with Washington under the Trump administration. The formation of this committee signifies the beginning of real progress that improves Coloradans lives, in lieu of

November 30th, 2016|Press Release|

Is Hickenlooper looking more presidential? Nope. 

DENVER – Today, journalist Peter Marcus posted a piece on coloradopolitics.com, a project of the Colorado Springs Gazette, posing the question “With Hillary out of the way, is Hick looking more presidential?” and outlining the Washington Post's argument that in the current political environment, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper might be presidential candidate material.Is Hickenlooper looking more presidential? After years of

November 28th, 2016|Press Release|

In shrewd calculation, Schwartz keeps voters in the dark on Amendment 69

​DENVER — Liberal congressional candidate Gail Schwartz flatly refused to say where she stands on statewide socialized medicine, Amendment 69. If passed, the ballot proposal would impose socialized, single payer health care on every Coloradan by raising taxes and doubling the size of state government.  “Voters deserve to know where liberal Democrat Gil Schwartz stands on what

October 28th, 2016|Press Release|