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Colorado’s election system was ‘scanned’ by Russians but not breached, DHS tells state

DENVER – Russians scanned Colorado’s election system for possible points of weakness in the weeks before last year’s election but were not able to penetrate it, the Department of Homeland Security told the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Friday. Colorado was one of 21 states DHS informed Friday were “impacted” by Russian activity in the […]

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Sen. Michael Bennet says it would be ‘a shame’ if Graham-Cassidy prevails over bipartisan talks

DENVER – As Senate Republicans try to get another measure to the floor to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the Graham-Cassidy amendment, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., sat down to discuss the measure and bipartisan health care reform discussions he’s been a part of in recent weeks. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said Friday he […]

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Colorado Hospital Association opposes Graham-Cassidy as another analysis shows losses for state

DENVER – The Colorado Hospital Association said Thursday that the latest effort by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act “has the potential to have a significant and harmful impact on the health of all Coloradans” as another nonpartisan analysis found the measure could cost Colorado billions in federal health care dollars. […]

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Bennet, Gardner back legislation to separate wildfire prevention, suppression money

DENVER – Both of Colorado’s U.S. senators are calling for changes to the system that funds firefighting efforts as we reach the end of what has already been the costliest fire season in U.S. history. Sens. Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) are cosponsoring a bill with senators from several other western states that […]

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Graham-Cassidy analysis shows billions in federal funding losses for Colorado’s health care programs

DENVER – Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would quickly cost Colorado at least $6 billion in federal funds, and could end up taking $78 billion from the state in the long-term, according to new analysis out Wednesday. The Graham-Cassidy amendment, named after its writers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., […]

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Colorado universities host DACA renewal sessions as members of Congress push DREAM Act

DENVER – Staffers and students at the University of Colorado Law School hosted the first of two workshops Wednesday helping DACA recipients renew their eligibility on the same day that Rep. Diana DeGette again pushed for Congress to put the DREAM Act into law. Only a handful of Dreamers showed up to the first session, […]

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Rep. Mike Coffman asks feds to consider fixes for DACA wind-down

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and one of his Democratic fellow members of Congress are asking the Department of Homeland Security to give some Dreamers leeway to get their immigration statuses in order as DACA is wound-down over the next six months. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that he was […]

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Record low uninsured rates prop up Obamacare in Colorado as Senate GOP tries another repeal

DENVER – Colorado continues to have record-low percentages in the number of uninsured people, and programs under the Affordable Care Act have led to more Coloradans being insured than ever, according to a new biannual study released Tuesday. The report comes in the midst of a last-minute push by Senate Republicans to try and repeal […]

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Study uncovers 48 cases of possible improper voting in Colorado in 2016, just 0.001% of total vote

DENVER – A five-state study that included Colorado, which looked at possible improper voting in 11.5 million voter records, uncovered 112 possible instances—48 of which happened in Colorado. The study looked at 11.5 million voter records from Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Delaware and Maryland. The first three states are mail-in ballot states, while Delaware and Maryland […]

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Cory Gardner backs bipartisan legislation to increase medical marijuana research

DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is cosponsoring a bipartisan bill aimed at increasing the possibility of more federal research into the medical benefits of marijuana. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 on Wednesday, with a pun-laden press release and speech on […]

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