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February 8, 2011

Colorado GOP Chair Decides Not to Run for 3rd Term

Colorado Republicans will have a new state party leader after chair Dick Wadhams unexpectedly dropped out of the running for a third term. Bente Birkeland examines the impact of his decision and what it means for Republicans across the state.

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*Denver Republican Attorney Ryan Call, legal counsel for the state GOP, announced his candidacy for the chairmanship soon after this report.

Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,KRCC News,Politics — andrea @ 5:44 pm

February 7, 2011

Capitol Conversation: Slow Start to the Session

Colorado is almost one month into the legislative session and despite some occasional flare-ups over minor measures, lawmakers have gotten off to a relatively slow start. For now, leadership in the split legislature seems to be taking a more cautious approach to the session. Bente Birkeland analyzes the dynamic as part of our capitol conversation series.

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February 2, 2011

Round-Up: Sub-zero temperatures tax energy; UCCS students relocate; and, Tipton heads to statehouse

With temperatures still hovering around the zero degree mark, energy companies in the region are clearly experiencing in a spike in natural gas consumption…According to a release from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, nearly 50 students at the college are relocating from the UCCS Housing Village to new rooms due to a break in water lines that serve fire sprinklers…Republican Representative Scott Tipton paid a visit to his former colleagues in the Colorado legislature today.

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January 31, 2011

Lawmaker Apologizes

A Republican House member publicly apologized today for getting heated and talking loudly to a Democratic lawmaker on the senate floor last week. A sergeant-at-arms asked him to leave the chamber and he’s since been banned from the senate floor for the rest of the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,KRCC News,Politics — andrea @ 5:44 pm

Capitol Conversation: Civility and Bi-partisanship in the Statehouse

Calls for bi-partisanship at the statehouse have started to break down in the early part of the legislative session. Some of the divisions have cropped up over budget issues and even minor resolutions. Bente Birkeland takes a look as part of our weekly Capitol Conversation series.

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January 26, 2011

Round-Up: Reaction to State of the Union, Academy Blvd. plans

The President’s State of the Union yesterday focused heavily on innovation and job creation. Colorado’s freshman Republicans found some things to like in the speech and some things not to like….and, organizers of a study on improving a section of Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs are presenting recommendations tonight.

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Round-Up: Students perform better than national average, CO Lawmakers discuss civility

Colorado students scored slightly higher than the national average on a nationwide science test…and, State lawmakers are calling for bi-partisanship and cooperation this legislative session, but can’t seem to agree on whether they need it in writing.

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January 18, 2011

Capitol Conversation: State of the State

Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper appeared to hit a home run on his first state of the state speech, receiving praise from lawmakers on opposite ends of the political spectrum. To kick off this session’s Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland analyzes the speech, and how the political mood may be working in his favor.

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January 14, 2011

Hickenlooper Delivers First State of the State

Governor John Hickenlooper got a bi-partisan round of applause and one standing ovation yesterday when he delivered his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. Both Republicans and Democrats praised the new Governor for outlining the challenges ahead and setting a good tone. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Colorado,KRCC News,Politics — andrea @ 7:34 am

January 13, 2011

Legislative Session Begins

Thirty-one new state lawmakers took the oath of office yesterday. Much of the attention was focused on the House of Representatives which switched to Republican control for the first time in six years. Democrats remain in control of the state Senate. And while lawmakers stressed the importance of bi-partisanship, for some Democrats the session started off on a sour note. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,KRCC News,Politics — andrea @ 7:33 am

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