Alexander Burness, GreeleyTribune

Alexander Burness

GreeleyTribune

Colorado, United States

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Recent:
  • GreeleyTribune
  • The Denver Post
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • The Cannabist
  • Boston Herald
  • Pioneer Press
  • Vail Daily
  • COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative

Recent articles by Alexander:

Colorado Republicans vote to thank Jan. 6 crowd, support Tina Peters and question Joe Biden’s election

Two-thirds of Colorado House GOP members voted in favor of formally thanking state Rep. Ron Hanks and those who joined him at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Colorado Republicans vote to thank Jan. 6 crowd, support Tina Peters and question Joe Biden’s election

Two-thirds of Colorado House GOP members voted in favor of formally thanking state Rep. Ron Hanks and those who joined him at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Victims of package theft would get tax credit if new Colorado bill becomes law

A Denver lawmaker who said he is a repeat victim of porch piracy has proposed a new tax credit to help people pay for lockboxes and other anti-theft items. → Read More

Gov. Jared Polis seeks to delay new gas fee, just months after making it law

Barely six months after Gov. Jared Polis signed a transportation funding bill that he and other Democrats hailed as "climate-forward," the governor seeks to temporarily undo a key provision related directly to climate change: increasing the 2 cents-per-gallon fee on gasoline. → Read More

On opening day of session, Colorado lawmakers vow to address crime, housing costs, omicron and more

Colorado’s 2022 legislative session started Wednesday under the shadow of a still critical pandemic, and with party leaders primed to spend months debating how to apportion a historically flu… → Read More

Marijuana, dating apps, driver’s licenses: New Colorado laws go into effect Jan. 1

These new laws concern a wide range of people and topics, from marijuana purchasing to driving rights for the poor to legal recourse for victims of child sex abuse. → Read More

Colorado Democrats eye sweeping new union rights for more than 250,000 public sector workers

Colorado Democrats seek a new law to allow all public-sector employees — not just those who work in state government — to join unions and to collectively bargain over pay, benefits and … → Read More

Colorado Democrats eye sweeping new union rights for more than 250,000 public sector workers

Colorado Democrats seek a new law to allow all public-sector employees -- not just those who work in state government -- to join unions and to collectively bargain over pay, benefits and working conditions. → Read More

DA to ask judge to reduce trucker’s 110 year sentence to 20-30 years in fatal Colorado crash

First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King says she will seek a dramatic reduction in the sentence for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver handed 110 years in prison for causing a fiery cras… → Read More

Jeffco DA to ask judge to reduce Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ sentence to 20-30 years in fatal I-70 crash

First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King says she will seek a dramatic reduction in the sentence for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver handed 110 years in prison for causing a fiery crash on Interstate 70 in Lakewood that killed four people. → Read More

Higher-income Coloradans see big employment and wage growth. Everyone else does not.

Coloradans at higher income levels are increasingly more likely than poorer people to be employed and to be enjoying salary growth, according to new economic data and analysis presented to state lawmakers on Friday morning. → Read More

State audit finds Colorado improperly paid $73 million in unemployment benefits, including to dead people

The Office of the State Auditor found improper payments included $3.9 million to dead people, $5 million to incarcerated people who aren't eligible to work and $102,000 to people under the age of 18. → Read More

Looming statehouse decision on PERA debt affects millions of Coloradans

Lawmakers say they had a good reason to break a $225 million promise last year. How should they make up for it now? → Read More

Colorado sex workers want decriminalization. They might get a “safe reporting” guarantee instead.

Colorado lawmakers may look to create a guarantee that illegal sex workers can report crimes without fear of any legal retribution. → Read More

Colorado redistricting: See where you landed on newly approved statehouse maps

Democrats will be favored to maintain their statehouse majorities under new state House and Senate district lines approved Monday morning by the Colorado Supreme Court. → Read More

Colorado redistricting: See where you landed on newly approved statehouse maps

Democrats will be favored to maintain their statehouse majorities under new state House and Senate district lines approved Monday morning by the Colorado Supreme Court. → Read More

Gov. Jared Polis defends his tax history. Fellow Democrats say it highlights massive inequity.

Jared Polis, a centimillionaire, has benefitted from the very tax imbalance he criticizes. → Read More

Gov. Jared Polis seeks record $40 billion budget for Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday laid out his desires for a $40 billion budget in fiscal year 2022-23 — a 4% increase from this year and a state record. → Read More

Approved Colorado congressional map preserves incumbent advantages, creates competition north of Denver

Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday unanimously approved redrawn congressional district lines that are to stand for the next decade. → Read More

Mesa County’s Tina Peters can’t participate in November election, judge rules

Mesa County's top election administrator, the embattled Republican Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, cannot be involved in the administration of her county's November election, a judge ruled Wednesday. → Read More