Sabato’s Crystal Ball, which boasts among the most accurate predictions of election outcomes since its creation in 2004, has released new predictions on the presidential and US Senate races in Colorado.
Colorado’s US Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) jointly asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to swiftly confirm the nominee for U.S District Court of Colorado, Regina Rodriguez. President Obama nominated Rodriguez to fill the vacancy in the U.S District Court of Colorado at Gardner and Bennet’s suggestion, following Judge Robert Blackburn’s declaration of senior status this April.
CoveredHQ rolled out a new messaging tool to help inform both consumers and stakeholders on health insurance related issues. To further their goal of educating the public about health insurance, CoveredHQ has created a different health insurance “theme” for each month of the year and provides helpful resources relating to the given theme.
Yesterday, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the annual ‘State of the City’ address on the grounds of the Denver International Airport. Rather than celebrating the progress Denver has seen since he took office, Hancock largely focused on the problems that Denver still faces today. While briefly mentioning several of the city’s recent achievements, such as adding 60,000 new jobs to the economy, slashing the unemployment rate, and expanding Denver’s public transportation system, Hancock stated that, “This city will not rest until Denver’s success is shared by everyone.”
The results are in: Conservation Colorado released their annual scorecard grading Colorado Senators and Representatives on their support of pro-environment legislation. The scores were based how legislators voted on 17 environmental bills selected by Conservation Colorado, including House Bill 1004: Climate Action Plan for Colorado and House Bill 1310: Operators Liable for Oil and Gas Operations.
Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) voted in favor of a bill that would slash Obamacare funding, place new restrictions on Planned Parenthood, and lift a ban on flying the Confederate flag at veteran cemeteries. These controversial measures were riders on an appropriations bill intended to provide funding for the looming Zika crisis.
In yesterday’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt ruling, the Supreme Court overturned 5-3 a Texas law that would have severely obstructed a woman’s ability to get an abortion in the state. The law, among other requirements, mandated that clinics meet hospital-grade standards and that doctors who provide abortions have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. The Supreme Court found that these requirements unfairly target abortion clinics and are not actually aimed at increasing safety.
Tensions were high at Tuesday night’s Douglas County School District board meeting following a report deeming two DCSD directors innocent of any wrongdoing. The report was ordered after President Silverthorn and Vice President Reynolds engaged in a highly contested one-on-one meeting with 15 year old student Grace Davis. Denver7’s Mark Boyle exposed a verbal altercation between Board Members Doug Benevento and Wendy Vogel when they thought the cameras were done rolling.