Marianne Goodland

Bi-partisan love fest ends for health care exchanges bill

The Colorado Statesman

The bill that would start the process for setting up health care exchanges in Colorado debuted with a bi-partisan love fest among House and Senate leadership and the governor.

Morse ethics probe nears deadline

The Colorado Statesman

It looks as if the next meeting of a committee looking into the investigation on an ethics complaint filed against Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, will wait until Tuesday.

Yo_JBC_Raps revealed, sort of

The Colorado Statesman

Mystery, intrigue, suspense, excitement!

Hey! None of that, now.

So who is @Yo_JBC_Raps?

Payday lender bill being fast-tracked through House

The Colorado Statesman

A bill to undo one of the most controversial aspects of last year’s payday lender reform legislation is flying through the House this week.

Controversial health care exchange bill introduced

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado isn’t waiting for the outcome of several lawsuits over federal health care reform to carve its own way on health care.

Last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper and two legislative leaders announced a bill that would create health care exchanges in Colorado. Senate Bill 11-200 passed the Senate Health & Human Services Committee Thursday afternoon.

Primary election dates to move under Senate bill approved Wednesday

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado’s August primary could become a relic of history, under a bill that received unanimous approval Wednesday from the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

Morse files response, asks that complaint be dismissed

The Colorado Statesman

Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, has asked that an ethics complaint filed against him by the Colorado Government Accountability Project (CoGAP) be dismissed on grounds that it fails to “articulate a factual basis, the particulars of a charge” and the alleged violations of law cited in the complaint.

Payday lender bill being fast-tracked through House

The Colorado Statesman

A bill to undo one of the most controversial aspects of last year’s payday lender reform bill was introduced in the House Friday and could be in committee as soon as this week.

Morse complaint turned over to ethics committee

The Colorado Statesman

A Senate ethics panel has been organized to look into allegations lodged against Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs.

Forecasts show state revenue is up, just in time for Legislature’s Long Bill

The Colorado Statesman

Work by the entire General Assembly on the 2011 Long Appropriations Bill is going to be delayed, possibly by as much as a week, based on last-minute work being done on the budget package by the Joint Budget Committee.