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It starts

Hi Friends! Today, the legislative session starts. This is going to be a tough year for conservatives. Democrats control both chambers of the legislature and the Governor's office. What can we do about it? Hold them accountable for their actions.  This morning we broke down the start of the legislative session on 9 News. At

January 4th, 2019|The Flare|

A Doozy

Congratulations to Rep. Bob Rankin for his appointment to the Senate.The minimum wage is increasing in Colorado, but it may rise even faster in some municipalities. The legislative session starts officially tomorrow, and it's going to be a doozy.  

January 3rd, 2019|The Flare|

Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater

A Denver City Council employee has been caught cheating the affordable housing rules in Denver. Overall, the affordable housing program has been pretty disastrous - but shouldn't this guy know better?At first Ed Perlmutter promised not to support Nancy Pelosi for speaker, but he's justifying going back on his word because he helped to negotiate self-imposed,

December 28th, 2018|The Flare|

Neck and neck

Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas break. The countdown starts for the legislative session, though most things will stay relatively quiet until after the New Year. In the meantime . . . Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Bennet are running neck and neck for President (although it seems like Hickenlooper is taking

December 27th, 2018|The Flare|

Underwriting Downtown Culture

Denverite has a really cool (and somewhat frustrating, if you live in the metro area) heat map showing how surrounding counties are basically underwriting arts and culture for mostly Downtown Denver. It looks especially bad for Adams.Denver is taking a chill pill on the new red light cameras.Mortenson says it did nothing wrong in the convention

December 19th, 2018|The Flare|

Expensive Search

Senator Randy Baumgardner has announced his resignation effective January 21. It was going to be a tough session - now his replacement will be filled by a vacancy committee. Well, it only took over $160k for DPS to find their new superintendent . . . who was already in the office. Ryan Frazier eyes the Aurora Mayor race.

December 18th, 2018|The Flare|


Remember when Ed Perlmutter said he would stand against Nancy Pelosi? LOL, j/k. Democrats have decided that Agriculture no longer gets its own committee . . . it will now be known as "rural affairs." As if all the issues in rural Colorado are agricultural issues. It demonstrates how out-of-touch they are. The vote and ballot issues in

December 17th, 2018|The Flare|

Webb to Dems: Pay up

Former Mayor Wellington Webb had some harsh words for the four incoming Democrat statewide elected officials. He claims they haven't yet hired any African Americans and that it needs to be remedied immediately.The group that ran the last oil and gas initiatives are now saying they're coming back for a second bite at the apple if

December 14th, 2018|The Flare|


UGH more plastic bag ban ridiculousness. The Colorado Springs Gazette editorializes against CNN's ridiculous question of John Hickenlooper.There's weird virtue signaling, then there's this insanity from some CU Regents.

December 13th, 2018|Blog, The Flare|

Bye Cousin Eddie?

Mayor Hancock has halted the bidding process for the convention center expansion because it looks like there was some shady dealing with the process and that at least one contractor was given inside information. These new sales tax rules could be really tough on Colorado retailers - especially small businesses who don't have a huge infrastructure to calculate

December 12th, 2018|The Flare|