A promising political career unraveled this spring when New York’s lieutenant governor Brian Benjamin was arrested. Benjamin, only 45 years-old, was an up and comer in state Democratic politics, having served four years in the state Senate before rising to the position of lieutenant governor in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s downfall.
A bill to provide diapers to families in need is moving through Colorado’s Senate, but it’s not getting the support you might expect from Republican lawmakers who routinely push legislation that they say is aimed at protecting babies.
“Moral decay” is how Colorado State Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) refers to some of the results of Colorado’s general election–in particular, anti-abortion ballot measure Proposition 115, which failed to pass by a 59% to 41% margin.
Steve Reams, Sheriff of Weld County, said on a talk radio show last week that he will not enforce, nor require that his department enforce, the executive order that all Coloradans above age 10 must wear masks when they’re in indoor public spaces.
By a vote of 32-1, a Colorado police reform bill, which aims to limit the use of force and increase police accountability and transparency, passed the state Senate this week, with Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) as its lone opposer.
This November, Colorado voters will decide whether to reintroduce wolves to the state’s Western Slope. Most opposition to the proposal comes from ranchers in the region who are concerned for their livestock.
Dems Simply Upset With Last Election or Playing Politics, Say Republicans Who Backed Colo Recall Efforts
Democrats are pursuing impeachment for political reasons or simply because they’re upset with the last election, say Republicans who backed the recall of Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) and/or other Democrats soon after they were elected.
FACT CHECK: State Lawmaker’s Mushrooms, Growing on Dung in His Feed Lot, Probably Aren’t Psychedelic
In the wake of Denver’s vote last month to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, lawmakers and regular folks have tripped over the relevant fungal facts.
USA TODAY, The Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity released a report today revealing the breadth of so-called “model bills” written by corporations and conservative advocacy groups and distributed through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Gov. Jared Polis immediately began delivering on many of his campaign promises after being sworn in as governor. Last week, he signed an executive order to promote electric vehicles with bipartisan support. In his first State of the State address, Polis announced a bold plan to provide full-day kindergarten to every child in Colorado and opened the state’s unemployment fund to federal employees who are being forced to work without pay during the ongoing federal government shutdown.