Colorado’s inflation rate is falling faster than the U.S. average
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Chase Woodruff
7h ago
Grocery items are offered for sale at a supermarket on Aug. 9, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) A key inflation metric shows that growth in consumer prices in Colorado is cooling faster than the national average, state forecasters told lawmakers on Thursday. Louis Pino, an economist for the nonpartisan Legislative Council Staff, told members of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee that the sharp decline in the consumer price index in Colorado since mid-2023 has been driven by a softening housing market. “We have been seeing at least through the last half of 2023, the ..read more
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Harm reduction is shown to help, but rising skepticism threatens life-saving programs
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Sara Wilson
17h ago
Richard ,left, and Michael, right, sit on the steps of the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver on June 6, 2024. (Sara Wilson/Colorado Newsline) A few days per week, Richard volunteers at the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver. He passes out snacks, helps people with the coffee station and gives hygiene products that the clients, many of whom are experiencing homelessness, need to stay healthy. In many cases, the 36-year-old also offers people sterile syringes, clean pipes and other supplies to consume illicit drugs. Two years ago, Richard, who requested Colorado Newsline use only his f ..read more
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Election officials defend Colorado voting process before skeptical Custer County audience
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Quentin Young
2d ago
A projection screen shows live footage of ballot drop box locations throughout the county at the Adams County Government Center in Brighton, Nov. 7, 2023. (Kevin Mohatt for Colorado Newsline) A panel of Colorado election security experts Monday attempted to persuade an audience of officials and residents in Custer County, a hotbed of election skepticism, that elections can be trusted. The panelists faced a sometimes hostile crowd, which came out for the Board of County Commissioners workshop at Lange Hall in Westcliffe. Through occasional interruptions they described in detail how elections ..read more
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$9 million in federal funding for clean energy designated for northern Colorado
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Lindsey Toomer
3d ago
U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Thornton Democrat, speaks at a press conference announcing a $9 million federal investment in clean energy for rural communities in northern Colorado on June 17, 2024 in Fort Collins. (Courtesy of Rep. Yadira Caraveo) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack joined U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo in Fort Collins on Monday to announce a $9.12 million investment in clean energy for rural communities in northern Colorado.  The federal funding will go to the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association with the goal of lowering energy costs and improving access to clean ene ..read more
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Colorado Democrats blast ‘extreme’ House GOP agenda in military spending bill
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Lindsey Toomer
6d ago
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: Army veteran Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) (C) joins House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) (L) and Vietnam War veteran Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) for a news conference to highlight the potential negative affects a federal default could have on veterans benefits at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on May 25, 2023 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved annual legislation that funds the country’s military Friday on a 217-199 vote, with nearly all House Democrats objecting to the Republican majority’s ..read more
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Gov. Polis, Colorado delegates on ‘investment mission’ to Nordic countries
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Lindsey Toomer
1w ago
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about a bipartisan property tax reduction bill on May 6, 2024, at the Colorado Capitol. (Quentin Young/Colorado Newsline) Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is leading a group of state employees and business representatives on an “investment mission” to Denmark, Sweden and Finland.  Staff from the Global Business Development division of Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade joined Polis on the trip to exchange ideas related to technology and innovation. The group will attend a “full agenda” of corporate, governm ..read more
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Gov. Polis takes sides in key Colorado statehouse Democratic primary
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Sara Wilson
1w ago
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about a bipartisan property tax reduction bill on May 6, 2024, at the Colorado Capitol. (Quentin Young/Colorado Newsline) Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is backing a state House of Representatives candidate looking to unseat one of the most progressive members of the Legislature. Attorney Sean Camacho earned Polis’ endorsement, his campaign announced Wednesday. Camacho is running in the Democratic primary in Denver’s House District 6, against incumbent Rep. Elisabeth Epps. “I trust Sean Camacho to fight hard in the Legislature for solutions ..read more
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Watchdog group, GOP U.S. House members blast ‘reckless’ earmark spending
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Chase Woodruff
1w ago
U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko, a Republican from Arizona, speaks Wednesday at a press conference opposing earmarks. (Lia Chien/States Newsroom) WASHINGTON — A group opposed to wasteful government spending and a handful of U.S. House Republicans warned at a Wednesday press event that project-specific spending known as earmarks was contributing to an increase in the national debt. The event to discuss the Citizens Against Government Waste’s latest annual report, titled the 2024 Congressional Pig Book and released Wednesday, highlighted congressional earmarks and called on lawmakers to rein i ..read more
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Biden administration approves Colorado’s plan to distribute federal funding for internet access
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Lindsey Toomer
1w ago
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet speaks as U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, far left, and Gov. Jared Polis listen at the Forge tech campus in Loveland, July 6, 2023. (Shannon Tyler/Colorado Newsline) The Biden administration has approved Colorado’s plan to distribute grant funding to expand broadband internet access, White House officials announced in a press conference Tuesday.  Colorado will receive $826.5 million to support affordable, high-speed internet access across the state as part of the Biden administration’s Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program. The announcement makes Colorado the eig ..read more
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Local Colorado GOP officials call for special meeting to oust chair Dave Williams
Colorado Newsline – Government News
by Chase Woodruff
1w ago
Dave Williams, chair of the Colorado Republican Party, speaks to a reporter outside the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in a challenge former President Donald Trump's 2024 ballot eligibility on Feb. 8, 2024. (Chase Woodruff/Colorado Newsline) A growing chorus of local Republican Party officials opposed to Colorado GOP chair Dave Williams’ leadership said Monday that they had collected enough signatures to trigger a special party meeting at which they plan to vote for his removal. A press release from the Jefferson County Republicans, whose chair Nancy Pallozzi has helped lead the ..read more
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