Sometime in the future, when your utility bill changes, your child goes to kindergarten, you vote for president, get arrested, fill a prescription or need some weed delivered, think of the 2019 session of the Colorado General Assembly.
As the sun went down on March 7, the crowd moved in and filled Civic Center Park to hear John Hickenlooper announce his candidacy for president of the United States.
The May 7 ballot has two issues for voters: Initiated Ordinance 300 is the controversial plan to repeal Denver’s homeless camping ban, and Initiated Ordinance 301 would decriminalize private possession and use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the city.
The Election is May 7. Ballot mailing starts April 15. To win, a candidate needs 50% plus one vote. If no candidate wins the majority of votes, the top two candidates will be in a run-off election on June 4.
The lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Rob Gould, shares his story with the Front Porch: how his years as a teacher-coach helping others become better teachers contributed to his knowledge and passion about the union’s causes; and what went on behind the scenes during the negotiations with DPS.
When State Senator Angela Williams, a former business woman, learned the lemonade stand of a constituent’s kids was shut down for lack of a permit, she started looking into how other states and municipalities regulate (or don’t regulate) kids’ businesses.
Representative Diana DeGette has served District 1 since 1997 and won reelection in November 2018. As the new legislative session began, she sat down with the Front Porch and other community newspapers to share some of her priorities.
Colorado Democrats, now in control of both houses of the legislature and the governor’s office, are trying to figure out how to achieve long-sought policy goals within the limits of the state budget and how to make those new programs sustainable during future economic downturns.
The four front-runner candidates present their views on growth, housing, transportation and crime. Next month look for information on other candidates and the ballot initiative.
In 1970, 12 dynamite bombs destroyed 24 school buses and damaged an additional 15 at a DPS bus depot; the New York Times referred to this as a “massive and skillful demolition job.”