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Kelly Sloan: "The death last week of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the pending nomination of her replacement on the Supreme Court has thrown a hand grenade into the 2020 election."

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Kelly Sloan: "The death last week of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the pending nomination of her replacement on the Supreme Court has thrown a hand grenade into the 2020 election."

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Coloradans will soon be voting in the 2020 presidential election, choosing mainly between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden. This is a good time to look at how Colorado compares in its voting behavior with the other 49 states.

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If we told you voters have the chance to tackle a serious public health problem in our state, help protect our schools from the worst of the pandemic budget cuts and invest in the future by funding universal preschool, would you believe us?

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Dick Wadhams: "The proposed repeal of the Gallagher Amendment —Referendum B on the November ballot — is an important question for fiscally conservative Republicans such as me."

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Kevin J. Grantham: "As we are still adjusting to this “new normal,” it is vital Coloradans who have been impacted by COVID-19 have the opportunity to prioritize their financial stability."

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Dave Davia: "If passed, Proposition 118 would implement a $1.3 billion, state-run family and medical leave program. To fund the program, the measure requires employers and employees to pay a 0.9% “payroll premium,” or tax directly from employee wages — like a FICA tax. While 0.9% does not sound significant, it’s more than a 20% increase in payroll taxes."

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Debbie Brown: "We have long heard that Colorado air regulations are some of the best in the world, particularly when it comes to oil and natural gas development. Given the fact the industry continues to undergo air rule-makings, we decided to look at two important data points to see if there is any truth to that claim."

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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…

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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…

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Months and years before COVID-19 effectively derailed the economy, the affordable housing crisis throughout Colorado was a grave concern, and evictions were being filed at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, the crisis has only intensified during the pandemic.

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At the start of March, the metro-Denver residential real estate spring market was showing signs of being one of the strongest on record. When COVID-19 hit and ensuing shutdowns took effect, the market halted for a brief window of time but almost immediately rebounded. In July, the metro-Denv…

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The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy.

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Experiencing homelessness is absolutely incompatible with the current public health crisis we are in. You can’t “stay home” when you don’t have one. Further, living in congregate shelter facilities or encampments can increase exposure to and the spread of COVID-19.  The crisis of homelessnes…

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Although we don’t yet know when we will emerge from its economic and health disruptions, we do know that COVID-19 has dramatically reshaped transportation in two major ways: behavior and resources. Fully understanding the array of impacts of COVID-19 is a key step to getting Colorado and its…

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Colorado’s once robust economy is flagging. Storefronts are shuttered, job losses are mounting and families are hurting. COVID-19 has slammed the brakes on the world’s economy, hampering entire industries from restaurants and food service, to tourism, and yes, to oil and natural gas.