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Joey Bunch

The Gazette

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Recent articles by Joey:

CDOT rolls out 'clean trucking' effort for greener vehicles

Colorado is part of a new deal involving several states to advance electric trucks and buses, the latest step in Gov. Jared Polis' campaign promise to clean the air and → Read More

Colorado's paid sick leave program becomes law

"This is especially important for so many workers who go to work sick, because they miss out on their hourly wage if they stay home," the governor said. → Read More

Hate speech is a difficult constitutional conversation

We are at a transformational time in how we see things in this country, from monuments to NASCAR, but part of the way we got here is because of how → Read More

Gardner, Bennet lead effort to ramp up COVID-19 testing

Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner, a Republican, and Michael Bennet, a Democrat, are leading the congressional effort to strengthen preparedness to detect and prevent outbreaks and avoid the economic blowout that → Read More

Rep. Jason Crow to Aurora police: 'The lack of empathy is astonishing'

When U.S. Rep. Jason Crow argued in favor of a police reform bill on the floor of the U.S. House last month, he told the chamber and the nation the → Read More

Colorado Supreme Court reverses Polis executive order on ballots

The Colorado Supreme Court reversed both a lower court decision and Gov. Jared Polis' executive order allowing petition-gathering via email. → Read More

PRIMARY 2020 | Shooters Grill owner Lauren Boebert defeats incumbent Scott Tipton in CD3 GOP race

Rifle restaurateur Lauren Boebert, a newcomer to politics, roared out to a big lead in western and southern Colorado's Congressional District 3 on her way to upsetting five-term incumbent U.S. → Read More

PRIMARY 2020 | Gardner sizes up his run against Hickenlooper

Now we find out just how good a politician Cory Gardner really is. → Read More

Public opinion wanted on Colorado Front Range commuter rail

Money is tight in Colorado right now, but the state highway department is trying to keep alive Gov. Jared Polis' long-term plan for Front Range commuter rail. asking the public → Read More

Bustang rolls again starting Monday, with Outrider returns Sunday

Bustang and Bustang Outrider, the state service that connects Colorado cities with bus service, is returning, the state highway department said Friday afternoon. → Read More

Colorado House Dems cheer on, Lamborn criticizes police reform bill

Rep. Jason Crow was among the Colorado members of the U.S. House to help pass the Justice in Policing Act, the most expansive police reform bill in a generation to → Read More

Gov. Polis signs a cash-strapped Colorado state budget focused on 'values'

The budget Gov. Jared Polis signed under the bright summer sun Monday at lunchtime was nothing like the spending plan he could have envisioned when his second legislative session began → Read More

The less Hickenlooper says, the better his chances

If the former governor gets past the former House speaker, Andrew Romanoff, in the June 30 Democratic primary, he’s got a fight on his hands with Cory Gardner, one that → Read More

U.S. Senate passes Cory Gardner's Great Outdoors Act

Called the biggest federal lands bill in 50 years, the Great American Outdoors Act passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, just in time to add life to U.S. Sen. Cory → Read More

Colorado's coronavirus outbreaks and economic hardships locally disjointed, study says

Coronavirus and economic hardships aren't necessarily next-door neighbors in Colorado, according to an analysis this week by the Common Sense Institute think tank. → Read More

Colorado General Assembly ends session with a flourish

The normal 120-day session called it quits Monday after 84 days, though it was 160 days in the making. → Read More

A retired Kent Thiry is here to help

If you’re plugged into Colorado politics to any degree, let me cut to what’s on your mind: Kent Thiry won’t be the person to oust Jared Polis from the governor’s → Read More

Colorado lawmakers put cigarette tax on November ballot

A tobacco tax that couldn't get untangled from last year's legislative session looked pretty wound up in amendments well into Saturday night. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers send police reform to the governor

The next stop for Colorado's most sweeping police integrity legislation is Gov. Jared Polis' desk to become law, as the Colorado Senate gave its blessing to Senate Bill 217 Saturday. → Read More

Colorado bill barring panic as a defense for attacking gay, trans people headed to Polis

On a second try this session, legislative Democrats and Republicans passed a bill that takes away "panic" as a defense against assaulting a gay or transgender person. → Read More