Contradicting U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who expressed his “intention” to allow a Senate vote on DACA and other immigration issues, even if other issues, like defense spending and disaster relief, were not resolved, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner today walked back expectations that a DACA vote will actually occur, stating that Senate agreements on “funding the federal budget for the year,” on “budget caps,” and on “defense spending” must be completed before the Senate will take up the “DACA issue.”
On January 14, the Anschutz-owned Colorado Springs Gazette editorial board told Colorado Republicans to “clear the field“ for gubernatorial hopeful Walker Stapleton.
On the eve of what’s expected to be a massive Women’s March in Denver, Republican state lawmakers once again introduced a bill that seeks to limit abortions in a variety of ways, including imposing a waiting period and mandatory ultrasounds–and forcing doctors to describe scientifically shaky concepts, like fetal pain and abortion reversal, to women seeking to terminate their pregnancies.
Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt hosted a meet and greet in Colorado Springs last week for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo and other conservative candidates, where he also announced he’s weighing a run for a seat in Colorado’s House of Representatives.
Acting as if the Republican Party in Colorado were on its death bed, the Colorado Springs Gazette trashed all the GOP gubernatorial candidates Sunday, except Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, whom the newspaper presented as the last great hope:
Directors of 18 progressive organizations called on Democrats yesterday not to welcome or accommodate anti-choice policy-makers in their party.
Colorado lawmaker speaks about abortion experience in video launching national reproductive rights coalition
The progressive State Innovation Exchange (SiX) unveiled the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council (RFLC) last week with a series of videos, one of which featured Colorado State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D-Commerce City) in which she explains how her abortion experience informs her commitment to fighting for reproductive justice.
Thousands showed up to the Celebrate Life Rally and March at Colorado’s Capitol Saturday to show support for ending legal abortion.
Last year, after a bill-drafting error kept nine special districts in Colorado from collecting their already voter-approved tax revenue from retail marijuana sales, Gov. John Hickenlooper decided a legislative fix couldn’t wait until lawmakers returned in January and called a special session. Many Republican lawmakers, however, felt that the special session was a waste of time and taxpayer dollars, and ultimately stopped a solution from passing through the Colorado Senate.