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Adams County Lawmakers Stake Their Turf

Boilers, builders, babies, beer and the budget are among big topics for Adams County legislators as the Colorado General Assembly prepares to convene on Jan. 12.

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Senate Dems Tap John Salazar Aide As Communications Director

Edward “Eddie” Stern, a former press secretary to outgoing Congressman John Salazar, has been picked to lead the communications efforts for Colorado’s Senate Democrats.

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It’s Dr. Irene Aguilar In Romer’s SD-32

Primary care Dr. Irene Aguilar will become Denver’s newest state senator after a vacancy committee chose her Monday night to fill outgoing Sen. Chris Romer’s seat.

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Colo. House Minority Leader Unveils Committee Assignments

House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Denver, today unveiled budget-committee assignments for 2011.

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Budget Travails Trip Up State’s Civil-Rights Watchdog

The state’s Civil Rights Division “may be in jeopardy” due to funding woes, a top official told a legislative panel Wednesday.

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Speaker-Designee McNulty Assembles His Team

Colorado House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty has quietly assembled his office team, which includes Bill Skewes, a former deputy budget director and current lobbyist, as chief of staff.

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Rep. Weissmann To Return To Legislature In Top Staff Role

State Rep. Paul Weissmann only thought he was out of the frying pan.

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Prospective Pols Line Up For Sen. Chris Romer’s Seat

State Sen. Chris Romer today is expected to announce that he will vacate his Senate seat to run for mayor of Denver.

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New Lawmakers Learn To Set Priorities

With the elections behind them, freshman lawmakers have now embarked on an equally challenging endeavor—learning the ropes of the legislative process.

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Fired Senate Secretary Wasn’t Given A Reason

Colorado Senate President Brandon Shaffer, together with the other top Senate leaders, fired the Senate’s top administrative officer without giving her a reason, she said Wednesday.

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