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Colorado politics news, elections, races, candidates — The Denver Post
  1. Coloradans get ready for marches, Trump protests in DC and Denver
    Thousands of Coloradans plan to make the nearly 1,700-mile trek to the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington; more are expected to attend sister marches in Denver and across the state one day after Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office.
  2. Analysis: 18 million people would lose coverage if Obamacare abandoned
    - A new analysis that at least 18 million people could lose health insurance in the first year if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it intensified the battle this week over the landmark health-care law as President-elect Donald Trump and Republicans try to figure out how to dismantle it.
  3. Women’s march in DC an echo of the past
    Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power. This will happen on Saturday, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump.
  4. Hickenlooper floats pot sales tax hike to bridge school funding gap
    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday asked Colorado lawmakers for a 50 percent increase in sales taxes on recreational marijuana starting July 1 to send an additional $42 million to public schools.
  5. Denver City Council committee stalls vote again on ethics changes
    A Denver City Council committee on Tuesday again delayed a vote on an ethics bill after members voiced confusion over new limits on meals and tickets they can accept from donors with a city interest.
  6. What will Trump presidency mean for us, South High School students ask Rep. Diana DeGette
    U.S. Rep Diana DeGette met with South High students and learned they're worried about how Donald Trump's presidency will change health insurance, the DREAM Act and the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
  7. Mike Johnston announces 2018 bid for governor with the flair of Bernie Sanders
    Mike Johnston became the first prominent candidate to join the 2018 governor’s race in Colorado, launching his Democratic campaign Tuesday with a promise to provide two years of debt-free college or job training to students who serve the state.
  8. Democrats raise concern about possible links between Betsy DeVos and student debt collection agency
    Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and her husband have extensive financial holdings, but one particular deal about student debt is creating concern on Capitol Hill.
  9. Interior nominee Ryan Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal
    Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct.
  10. GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes
    In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.