Tracy Gallegos was officially hired as Director of Equity and Inclusion at a special Mesa County school board meeting Wednesday, July 21 – a position that has come under fire in recent months.
Just four years after Colorado’s first open primary, a faction of Republican leaders are attempting to opt-out of the laws approved by voters in 2016 which allowed unaffiliated voters to cast votes in partisan primaries. If successful, the largest group of Colorado voters, those without affiliation to a political party who represent nearly 40% of the state’s 4 million voters, will lose their voice in determining Republican nominees for U.S. president and state office races.
“We’re walking between the Capitol building and the police force…and this doesn’t feel right to me as a guy who knows a little bit about physical security,” state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Penrose) said in a July 14 interview, recounting his own participation in the Jan. 6 rally and march to the U.S. Capitol that led to Trump supporters overwhelming police and storming the building.
The pharmaceutical industry spent over $1.4 million in Colorado during the state’s 2021 legislative session, which wrapped up in June. Big Pharma’s spending outpaced the oil & gas industry, the insurance industry, and other big lobbying clients during that time span.
So-called grassroots Republicans have lots of excuses for the party’s diminishing returns in Colorado politics over the past two decades, but they want you to know that the party is united and ready to claim its deserved mantle of victory in 2022.
In a Facebook post Monday, former state Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) indicated his support of Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis’ condemnation of the Republican National Committee (RNC). Ellis subsequently quit the GOP, but Neville has yet to signal that he will follow suit.
Students in Colorado crossed school district boundaries a little more than usual during the pandemic school year, according to enrollment data.