Candidates for Congress fielded questions for hours this morning at a forum in Thorton where six politicians debated the economy and job creation, taxes, energy policy and unsurprisingly, health care -- launching a jam-packed week of political events in Colorado.
Denver blog posts give and give and give some more. Mile High Report fan poster PostCorner thinks that John Elway's statement about Tim Tebow entering training camp as the Broncos' starting quarterback is all but meaningless. Colorado Pols on the prospect of Brandon Shaffer taking on Mike Coffman ... More >>
John Hickenlooper might not like wearing a tie, but he has a thing about hats these days. He donned a giant cowboy hat for his speech at the Citizens of the West dinner Monday night (scary photo at right and below); he modeled a Denver Broncos cap during his State of the State speech yesterday. But ... More >>
Brandon ShafferCheck out these blog posts from around the Mile High City. ColoradoPols discusses the possibility that state House Minority Leader Sal Pace and Senate President Brandon Shaffer will run for higher office in 2012. Andrew Martin of Purple Row breaks down the upcoming series bet ... More >>
The Colorado Legislature is wrestling with dozens of messy problems, including that endless, ugly battle between convenience stores and liquor stores. But there is no problem messier than untangling the state budget.
Pinnacol face-off.Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-public workers' compensation insurance fund, dodged a bullet last year when the legislature backed off on a proposed $500 million raid of its reserves to help fill budget gaps. But now Governor John Hickenlooper has nominated a critic to the Pin ... More >>
Brandon Shaffer.Now serving: These three Denver blog posts. 5280's Michael de Yoanna writes about Senator Brandon Shaffer's idea to send sex solicitors to "johns school." Really. Face the State's Jared Jacang Maher: Can photo radar see legislators' license plates? Who was the greatest Bron ... More >>
See full-size image below.Plenty of cities romance corporations looking for a new home. But few go to the extremes of Longmont, which so wants Google Fiber to set up housekeeping there that it's created a photo from space expressing its desire, plus a video contest and more. Check out exampl ... More >>
Lynn Bartels. "Senate to Repay Funds" reads the headline atop the Denver & the West section in this morning's Denver Post -- and there's little doubt Senate President Brandon Shaffer didn't enjoy seeing it. On the very day Shaffer was ostensibly the most powerful elected official in the state (beca ... More >>
Mike Honcho. He's spinning in a better place.... Today in Backbeat Online: • RIP Mike Honcho. • Everything is ridiculous at the Air Guitar Championship. • Kid Cudi remixes 3OH!3. • Q&A with the Church's Marty Wilson-Piper. • Q&A with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver. • See the Epilogues f ... More >>
Both Governor Bill Ritter and Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien were out of town yesterday (he to the Western Governors' Association meeting in Utah, she to an education confab in North Carolina). And who did that leave in charge? By the Colorado Constitution, the State Senate President. But Br ... More >>
State Senator Brandon Shaffer: Would you want to go on a retreat with this guy? Some local blogs worth reading. Send links if you've got'em. A retreat's not a retreat without some Republicans. So why did you pay for it? (Colorado Pols) Hey! We're getting a 13-1 return on our investment in tourism ... More >>
From JonBenét to Kobe Bryant, Colorado gets hung out to dry.