A bill intended to reign in the rising costs of prescription drugs is once again drawing opposition from Big Pharma and conservative advocacy groups. During a panel discussion on proposed legislation limiting major price increases for prescription drugs Tuesday, state Rep. Matt Soper (R-Delta) said a “price-setting” board is a “leading priority” of Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO).
Sean Price is a writer for the Colorado Times Recorder based in Denver, Colorado. He studied political science and journalism at Gonzaga University. Reach him by email at [email protected]
Colorado’s Republican Party is looking for new ways to attract voters after Colorado shifted further left in the 2020 elections.
Last Thursday, U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) voted for a Republican non-binding budget amendment aiming to prevent undocumented immigrants from receiving stimulus checks. Colorado immigration advocacy groups and community leaders lambasted Hickenlooper over his vote.
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups and community leaders delivered a letter last Wednesday to Colorado Governor Jared Polis urging him and state leaders to produce a more comprehensive assessment of the oil and gas industry’s impact on climate change — and to phase out oil-and-gas production by 2030.
A report released last Tuesday by the environmental group 350 Colorado found that 70% of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stem from the oil and gas industry.
Colorado’s Senate Republican leader Chris Holbert is preaching the value of working collaboratively with members of the opposing party, citing his work with former State Rep. Fran Coleman, a Democrat, as evidence.
On Wednesday, during the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters, newly-elected U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) blocked one of her constituents, former state Rep. Bri Buentello (D-Pueblo) on Twitter.
Colorado State Reps. Kevin Van Winkle (R-Highlands Ranch) and Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) are promoting a petition, called StandingForTrump.com, charging that the “deep state,” establishment media, and political insiders are ignoring evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Politicians from Colorado both at the local and federal level are pointing to climate change as a national security threat that needs to be taken seriously.
Colorado health care advocates defended the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Monday, the day before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the oral arguments for California v. Texas, a case that will decide the fate of the ACA. The GOP and Donald Trump have supported the lawsuit that became California v. Texas in an effort to repeal the act.