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Just desserts

The Colorado State Senate "worked" into the wee hours of the morning trying to ram through as much of the lefty agenda as they can accomplish in the next few days. They stayed in session over the weekend, too. They're trying to do as much damage as possible on their way out the door.  Amy Oliver

April 30th, 2019|The Flare|

Calling the shots

Who's calling the shots at the Polis administration? In some cases, it looks like the priorities are being set by outside liberal advocacy groups. Not a good look. One week left of the legislative session. Phew. Jared Polis went to NoCo and was met with . . . skepticism.Kudos for him for going at least? Too bad he

April 29th, 2019|The Flare|

Goat-rodeo dumpster-fire

Am I the only one who feels like this legislative session is a goat-rodeo dumpster-fire? Well, rent control is moving forward. The Lt. Gov's salary question is back and Sen. Rhonda Fields, the sponsor of the bill that would pay her more is telling us not to focus on the actual time she spends (or doesn't spend) to

April 18th, 2019|The Flare|

All the things

Well, in case you were wondering if Democrats are trying to get literally everything done they could possibly want this year so they hope everyone forgets about it by next year, they have introduced an automatic voter registration bill. You'll be registered unless you affirmatively opt out. Neil Westergaard takes on the tactics being used by Occupy

April 10th, 2019|The Flare|

It’s not personal

Rep. Galindo and her supporters quickly tried to frame her recall as a function of her race and sexuality, and not her vote to destroy the biggest economic driver of her district. However, Laura Carno challenges that assertion in a twitter thread this morning.  Denver has a big Mayoral race coming up - it should

April 9th, 2019|The Flare|

Eyes on the cap

Senate Bill 181 (oil and gas) was laid over yesterday the same way it was on Monday. All eyes are on the Senate to see if the accept changes to the bill today. Unlike Alanis Morsette, Peak has a pretty solid understanding of what is or is not ironic. Giving a pay increase to the Lt.

April 3rd, 2019|The Flare|

Predictable

Anyone who's been to downtown Denver lately knows that the homeless problem is getting worse. People are having a hard time knowing what's compassionate and what's good public policy. It's a sticky situation. Well, looks like Douglas County is ground zero for union organizing. Shock. Senate's approval of House amendments to the oil and gas omnibus bill

April 2nd, 2019|The Flare|

Bad look

Senator Donovan got called out by Kyle Clark and it's not a great look. (Video comes from Rally for Our Rights) Is importing drugs from Canada good policy? Can a County Clerk who has made a political endorsement in a race then run a fair election? This is just one of the many missteps of the new

March 28th, 2019|The Flare|

DOA?

Yesterday it seemed like the Red Flag Bill was unraveling all day - even pitting Governor Polis against AG Weiser. By the end of the day, Senate President Garcia announced he would be a "no" on the bill - indicating that it will probably die. Rep. Geitner has filed a complaint with leadership alleging illegal vote coercion. 

March 27th, 2019|The Flare|

Throwing the flag on Red Flag

So, the Senate has put off the Red Flag Bill for one more day (sorry, this is a paywall link - I couldn't find it elsewhere). Rally for Our Rights posted this video of Sen. Kerry Donovan, claiming the Chaffee County Sheriff didn't oppose the bill - then getting confronted by said Sheriff that they had

March 26th, 2019|The Flare|