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Bill pushed by medical marijuana industry goes to pot

The Colorado Statesman

Medical marijuana proponents watched in earnest on Tuesday as their only hope this year for a formal banking and payment system went up in smoke.

Senate Bill 75, sponsored by Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, would have created the authority for licensed medical marijuana stakeholders to form an exclusive financial cooperative specific to the industry, but the Senate Finance Committee killed the legislation on a 5-2 vote.

Colorado Dems look to the future at JJ Dinner

The Colorado Statesman

Newark Mayor Cory Booker brought down the house at the Colorado Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson dinner on Feb. 11, but not before a tribute to former sate Sen. Paul Sandoval moved the crowd to tears.

Haney quits congressional race after FEC complaint filed

The Colorado Statesman

Chiropractor Dr. Perry Haney of Lone Tree announced Wednesday he is withdrawing from the race in the 6th Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, leaving Denver state Rep. Joe Miklosi as the sole remaining Democratic candidate.

Haney announced his decision less than 24 hours after the Colorado Republican Party filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission over a possible campaign finance violation, but Haney wrote in an email blast to supporters that his decision was based on his inability to devote enough time and energy to the race.

LEGISLATIVE BRIEFS

WESTERN TIGER SALAMANDER CRAWLS ALONG AT STATEHOUSE

A bill that would name the Western Tiger Salamander as the official state amphibian passed the House on third reading on Monday.

Presidential campaigns leave mark in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

For a few days, Colorado lived up to its storied battleground status as Republican presidential candidates criss-crossed the state urging supporters to turn out at Tuesday’s caucuses.

Santorum scores hat trick, upsets Romney in caucus

The Colorado Statesman

At campaign events in the week before Colorado Republicans cast ballots in a presidential preference poll, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum called upon conservatives to “reset this race” with their votes. And at caucuses across the state on Tuesday night, they obliged.

Republican caucus results

With 100 percent reporting, the Colorado Republican Party posted these results for the 2012 presidential straw poll conducted on Feb. 7 at precinct caucuses:

Longmont Republicans find community at caucuses

The Colorado Statesman

In the heart of liberal Boulder County, grassroots Republican politics are alive and well.

On Tuesday night in Longmont, more than 200 voters funneled into the auditorium of Heritage Middle School to participate in the Colorado Republican caucuses.

Resolutions approved by Longmont Precinct 646

Resolution #1 Obamacare must be repealed.

Resolution #2 Boulder County Republicans support the Enumerated Powers Act (HR 450), which requires each Act of Congress to contain a concise and definite statement of the constitutional authority relied upon for the enactment of each portion of that Act.

Caucus Night at Colorado Republican Hqs.

Close to 3,000 statewide volunteers assisted with Colorado Republican Party caucus efforts on Tuesday night. Here at state party headquarters in Greenwood Village, local and national party officials helped tabulate the results, which were called in by the various counties.