GovBeat: colorado


Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014

The Super Bowl is the latest front in the fight over legalizing marijuana

Both sides have put up ads around MetLife Stadium.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, New Jersey, New York, pot, washington

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Cities give Republicans the hard sell on 2016 convention

The process of picking a city to host the convention is just beginning.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, Colorado, conventions, Missouri, Nevada, newsletter, North Carolina, Ohio, States, Utah

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Marijuana activists are putting up 5 billboard ads near the Superbowl

The ads will promote pot as safer than football or booze.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, pot, washington

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Colorado initiative would mandate pre-wedding education

An anti-divorce group is pushing to require 10 hours of education before marriage.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, marriage, States

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Republican governors taking comfort in improving economic conditions

A governor’s policies don’t matter much in a global economy. But when jobs return, political fortunes rise.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, Florida, governors, newsletter, Ohio, Pennsylvania, States, wisconsin

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Colorado lawmakers to feds: Let marijuana businesses bank

The state-sanctioned industry is still federally prohibited, making it hard for businesses to bank.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Colorado GOP wants to skirt campaign contribution limits

The party is asking the Secretary of State to treat them like a super PAC.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bcra, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, newsletter, States, super pacs

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Colorado’s (limited) bipartisanship

Colorado legislators will work together on education funding, and against each other everywhere else.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, education, gun control, gun rights, session preview, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Rep. DeGette touts legal marijuana in fundraising e-mail

The e-mail reflects a shift in public attitudes in Colorado and the nation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, newsletter, pot

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Colorado gun company says new law is forcing relocation to Texas, Wyoming

Magpul is the latest in a string of companies that say they are moving because of new state restrictions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, Colorado, Gun, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Marijuana legalization in Colorado reflects a maturing industry

Twenty years ago, the marijuana business was entirely underground. Now it’s maturing into a multi-million dollar professional industry.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:07 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Shark fins, tasters and tattoos: New laws on crime and courts

State legislatures passed more than 40,000 new laws in 2013, the bulk of which go into effect Jan. 1.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, laws, Legislation, newsletter, Oregon, States

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Colorado’s Hickenlooper wants to put school budgets online

Governor says disclosing school spending would show not all school districts receive the same resources.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, education, newsletter, States, transparency

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

States look to alternative fuel vehicles for efficiencies

States are increasingly turning to natural gas and hybrid cars to save on gas prices.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, Energy, newsletter, States, Utah, wyoming

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Gun-rights advocates score another victory in Colorado (sort of)

A push for another recall has forced a state senator to resign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Watch America get fatter by state over 25 years

The change over time is drastic, as shown by this government animation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, health, Louisiana, maps, Rankings

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013

In 16 states, unemployment is at its lowest in at least four years

But the nation is still far from enjoying a full jobs recovery.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, employment, Florida, georgia, indiana, jobs, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Unemployment, Wages & Employment, wisconsin

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Colorado seeks to regulate methane emissions

Industry groups and environmentalists cheered the proposed rules, which could lead to cleaner air.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Energy, Environment, gas, newsletter, oil, States

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Initiative spending booms past $1 billion as corporations sponsor their own proposals

Supporters and opponents of ballot initiatives spent more than $1 billion in just 18 months.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, California, campaigns, Colorado, elections, initiatives, newsletter, States, washington

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Colorado’s 51st state movement failed, but 43,900 people still wanted to secede

The movement ramped up over the state legislature’s passage of firearm restrictions, oil and gas regulations, and renewable energy mandates.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:53 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, secession

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Colorado approves pot taxes, but turns down a nearly $1 billion income tax increase

Coloradans approved one tax and smacked down another by similarly wide margins.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:25 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Marijuana, taxes

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Tuesday’s election could have widespread economic effects in at least three states

Billions could be on the line for voters in Colorado, Washington and New Jersey.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, New Jersey, washington

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013

About $1 billion in new taxes are up for a vote next week in Colorado

The first in a daily look at the policy questions facing voters next week.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Marijuana, taxes

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Energy sector recovering fast in Western states

A new report shows the energy sector is a major source of jobs and income in Western states.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Energy, New Mexico, newsletter, Rankings, States, taxes, wyoming

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Senate shutdown compromise includes Colorado flood relief

A compromise to reopen the government includes disaster relief after floods damaged roads and bridges.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, flooding, relief, shutdown, States

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Colorado will vote on personhood amendment

A measure to redefine the words ‘person’ and ‘child’ in the state criminal code will be on the 2014 ballot.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, Colorado, initiatives, pro-choice, pro-life, States

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Gun rights advocates plan another Colorado recall

After ousting two Democratic state senators, gun rights advocates are aiming to win control of the chamber.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, recall

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Christie takes on Colorado GOP: ‘They’re hypocrites’

Chris Christie (R) called four Colorado Republicans “hypocrites” for opposing funding for Sandy victims.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster, disaster relief, funding, New Jersey, shutdown, States

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Should Denver and New York City implement a plastic bag tax?

Do taxes and fees on plastic bags actually accomplish the goals their backers promise?

By Reid Wilson  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, Denver, New York City, spending, States, taxes

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Colorado highway funding held up by New Jersey senator

Sen. Jeff Chiesa wants assurances that federal money to assist Colorado flood victims won’t come from Sandy relief funds.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, federal funding, flooding, New Jersey, States

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Threat of shutdown delaying Colorado flood relief

Congress has until Monday night to solve a budget crisis, but the threat of a shutdown is already delaying some Colorado flood relief efforts.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, disaster relief, funding, shutdown

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Are governments incentivizing longer prison terms?

Public policy goals stress reducing prison populations. But those goals often stand at odds with incentives, a new report finds.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, California, Colorado, prisons, privatization, texas

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013

In the states, renewed gun debate hasn’t produced many results

Nine months after the Newtown shootings, gun control legislation is at a standstill.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, colorado, Connecticut, gun controil, gun control, guns, New York, newtown, second amendment, shootings

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Colorado rarely experiences flooding disasters

Colorado is one of the more disaster-prone states, but not usually because of flooding.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, disasters, flooding, floods, Rankings, States, texas

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Elections in two states rebuke Bloomberg from right and left

Michael Bloomberg’s name wasn’t on any ballot on Tuesday, but voters in two states delivered sharp rebukes of his policies nonetheless.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, campaigns, Campaigns & Elections, colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, new york city, recall, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Immigration legislation booms in state capitals

State legislators are taking up immigration reform amid federal inaction.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, georgia, illegal immigration, immigration, in-state tuition, indiana, States

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Republicans outperforming in Colorado recalls

By Reid Wilson  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, colorado, elections, gun control, recalls, States, voting

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013

The era of the recall

Want to recall your state legislator? It's easier than ever. There's even an app for that.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, colorado, elections, recalls, States, technology

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Colorado recall becoming referendum on guns

Democrats facing recall elections are becoming pawns in the war over gun control.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, recall, States

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Colorado county to vote on secession

Residents in a conservative northern Colorado county will vote this November on whether to secede and create a 51st state

By Reid Wilson  |  04:35 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, secession, States, tea party

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Democrats push back on voting rights

Democrats are pushing back at Republican attempts to reform voting laws around the country.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:53 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, elections, Minnesota, nevada, new mexico, oregon, States, voting, Voting Wars, washington