Wed 10 May' 17

Republicans block gas-pipeline mapping bill in wake of Firestone explosion

May 9, 2017, 5:14am MDT Updated May 10, 2017, 6:58am MDT Ed Sealover Reporter Denver Business Journal   A late-session bill in the Colorado Legislature to require extensive mapping of gas flow lines in the wake of a fatal home explosion in Firestone that was linked to a leaking gas pipe died late Monday when Republicans filibustered […]

Thu 4 May' 17

Hate crimes in Colorado just added harassment against LGBTQ people and the disabled

Gov. John Hickenlooper congratulates Rep. Mike Foote, D-Lafayette, after signing a bill to better protect LGBTQ people and people with mental or physical disabilities from harassment, (Photo courtesy of One Colorado) May. 4, 2017, by Joey Bunch, This is shaping up to be a pivotal week for LGBTQ Coloradans on discrimination, religious liberty and the […]

Mon 24 Apr' 17

An unwelcome gift from oil and gas developers

RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file – A drilling rig operates in Erie in 2015. By MARK JAFFE | The Denver Post April 21, 2017 at 10:21 am As last Christmas approached, Janice Ward received a surprise packet, and it was a present. It was a 64-page offer, in dense legalese, to lease the oil and […]

Thu 20 Apr' 17

Denver Post endorses Rep. Foote’s Chance to Compete Act

Questions about criminal history don’t belong on job applications By THE DENVER POST EDITORIAL BOARD | PUBLISHED: April 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm | UPDATED: April 11, 2017 at 10:23 am     Thinkstock by Getty Images Generally speaking, a society that makes it easier for reformed lawbreakers to return to productive lives is the […]

Mon 10 Apr' 17

Lafayette Rep. Foote amends state budget bill over government lawsuits

By John FryarStaff Writer POSTED:   04/07/2017 03:56:13 PM MDT | UPDATED:   3 DAYS AGO Any money the Legislature appropriates in the state’s 2017-18 budget for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office could not be spent on suing a local government “on behalf of a private corporation,” according to a budget footnote from Rep. Mike […]

Fri 24 Mar' 17

Setback change for new drilling wells passes first test in Colorado House

Mar. 24, 2017, by Joey Bunch,  Rep. Mike Foote showed the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee a video simulation of how close drilling happens to school playgrounds and athletic fields and still meet the letter of the Colorado’s setback law. After almost seven hours of testimony, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee passed House […]