Children’s health insurance in Colorado will be funded at least through February

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee approved emergency spending, as did Congress, but a long-term solution is still needed.

Colorado’s bipartisan Joint Budget Committee authorized $9.6 million to cover health insurance for children and pregnant women through February.

The state will only spend this money if a stopgap funding measure approved by Congress is vetoed by President Donald Trump because the federal action will cover the Children’s Health Insurance Program through March.


Why Mike Coffman voted for a tax bill that’s projected to increase the deficit by $1.4 trillion

The Aurora Republican was not just comfortable but proud to vote for a tax bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would increase the federal deficit by $1.4 trillion over 10 years.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman thinks the tax bill approved by Congress this week will spur growth in the economy, pay for itself over time and provide the necessary impetus to pass changes in health care laws.

That’s why the Aurora Republican was not just comfortable but proud to vote for a tax bill that the Congressional Budget Office said would increase the federal deficit by $1.4 trillion over 10 years.



Melecio Andazola Morales, Denver area father of Yale student, deported without warning

Melecio Andazola Morales was detained at a meeting that he thought was the final step in getting legal status. He has been removed from the United States.

Melecio Andazola Morales. (Courtesy the family)
Melecio Andazola Morales at right. (Courtesy of the family)

Melecio Andazola Morales, an unauthorized immigrant whose case gained national attention because of his daughter’s writing, has been removed from the United States.


Democrat Doug Jones should caucus with the Republicans, Cory Gardner says after upset win

One of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s jobs is to make sure the Republicans hold onto their Senate majority, which just shrunk to one vote.

Senator Cory Gardner speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) western conservative summit; wcs; protest; cory gardner; healthcare; adapt; medicaid; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Sen. Cory Gardner speaks at the Western Conservative Summit, July 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

One of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s jobs is to make sure the Republicans hold onto their Senate majority. That majority just got even slimmer with the upset election Tuesday of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

How did Gardner respond? By telling Jones he should vote with Republicans.