Wake-Up Call: The trickle-down economics of an open Senate seat
On Monday, Governor Bill Ritter offered Colorado journalists an advance look at what we can expect from the next legislative session: belt-tightening.
But there's one sure, if risky, way to fill Colorado's coffers: Sell the Senate seat that could soon be vacated when Senator Ken Salazar moves to a Secretary of the Interior post -- if that's where the Obama cabinet carousel ultimately stops.
If a governor can ask a million bucks for a vacant Senate seat in Illinois, what's the going rate in Colorado? "I'm not answering that one," Ritter told me. But one thing's certain: Pundits will get a lot of free entertainment speculating who could fill that Senate spot. -- Patricia Calhoun
Get the Weekly Newsletter
Our weekly feature stories, movie reviews, calendar picks and more - minus the newsprint and sent directly to your inbox.
- Reader: More Public Restrooms in Denver Are a Must — Especially After Indian Food
- Check Out Our Picks for the Hippest Easter Brunches in Denver and Beyond
- Rest of the Best of Denver 2015 — and Kyle Clark's "Job Well Done"
- Deputy Isaac Nail After Being Asked Why He Hit and Ran: "That's a Good Question"