• Updated
  • 0

Jimmy Sengenberger: Tri-County Health Department's Dr. John "Douglas still hasn’t completed — has never even considered — a meaningful cost-benefit analysis for his actions."

  • 0

Hal Bidlack: "So, what is more important: the right to privacy or the right of the people to know what their government is doing?"

  • Updated
  • 0

Miller Hudson: "The mitigation strategies suggested to offset GHG emissions are overly reliant on decisions that, while desirable, depend on dramatic behavioral changes from the driving public."

  • 0

The wind blew a branch on the roof and caused a leak. Dad obtained emergency aid to fix it. He easily patched the damage and had a pile of cash left over. So, dad went to the bar. He yelled “drinks on me” and spent the balance on his friends. His wife was miffed, saying the money could have …

  • Updated
  • 0

A key piece of President Joe Biden’s plan to address climate change in his Build Back Better plan appears to be dead. The Senate should replace it with the bipartisan-supported, industry-supported, market-based carbon fee and dividend program.

  • 0

There’s no way around it: Colorado has an affordable housing crisis. From skyrocketing home and condo prices to families paying as much as half of their income in rent, Coloradans are getting squeezed.

  • 0

This year’s ballot not only has important school board and city council races on it, but it also has statewide ballot measures that could have a lasting impact on all of us. One of those measures is Proposition 120, which would cut property taxes across the state.

  • 0

Republicans must confront the “elephant in the room” — former President Trump’s persistent claims that the 2020 election was stolen.  Many Republicans believe him.  Most Americans do not.

  • Updated
  • 0

Alex Marrero has been on what he calls a “listening and learning tour” since becoming superintendent of Denver Public Schools in July. Now he’s facing his first tough challenge, and will have to use all of his political and interpersonal skills to craft a solution.

  • 0

Charles L. Heatherly: "Colorado Gov. Jared Polis recently tried to distract public attention from mounting problems like rising crime rates and continued high unemployment by suggesting the total elimination of the state's income tax. Too many otherwise smart people are giving that proposal premature applause, including some Republicans."

  • 0

The 2021 legislative session is going to be overshadowed by COVID again this year. Within this shadow lies the opportunity to demonstrate the positive role of government during such times requiring stern and invasive public health policies and those policies’ direct impacts on small business…

  • 0

As our state continues to struggle with rising cases, the COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the deep structural issues that impact our ability to respond to public health emergencies. While many of the problems we faced last year stem from the Trump administration’s failure to quickly r…

  • Updated
  • 0

There are few things like a life-threatening crisis to clarify your perspective. The pandemic, the choices politicians made on our behalf, and the consequences of that combination give us a chance at near 20/20 vision. We just need to put on our pandemic glasses and see if we are willing to learn.

  • Updated
  • 0

The word of the year for 2020 could very well have been “unprecedented.” While I’m sure many Coloradans could think of some more choice words to describe the year, that’s the one that comes to mind most often for me. So much of what we lived through in the past 12 months was completely new a…

  • 0

For many families, the last nine months have been about just getting by; it’s time for legislators to start thinking about what comes next. Looking ahead, I’m eager to expand on some of our most recent legislative accomplishments, and to tackle the challenges that Coloradans will be facing i…

  • Updated
  • 0

With complete control of the building (and all of its extensions), the Democrats on both the first and second floors of the State Capitol might find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

  • Updated
  • 0

The 2021 legislative session will begin in unprecedented waters. After the swearing in of members, the legislature will then recess until Feb. 16 in an effort to avoid members contracting COVID-19.

  • 0

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on Colorado’s housing challenges, with many good people coming up with bad ideas. It’s important that the policy prescriptions we adopt in Colorado aren’t knee-jerk reactions. In the short term, the best way to help renters who are struggling — and t…

  • Updated
  • 0

For most families, their single largest living expense is housing. In Colorado, rents continue to rise as wages have remained mostly stagnant. Many of our elected officials in Colorado have been working diligently to ensure that a portion of new housing built in Colorado is affordable. We ne…