Alexander Burness, GreeleyTribune

Alexander Burness

GreeleyTribune

Colorado, United States

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

Recent articles by Alexander:

Your TABOR refund, explained: Lower-income people gain most, while top earners see larger loss

One wouldn’t necessarily know this from listening to politicians, but the Colorado legislature has commanded a substantial, one-time transfer of wealth. As a result, richer people will get le… → Read More

Your TABOR refund, explained: Lower-income people gain most, while top earners see larger loss

One wouldn't necessarily know this from listening to politicians, but the Colorado legislature has commanded a substantial, one-time transfer of wealth. As a result, richer people will get less and poorer people will get more. → Read More

Colorado Capitol all clear after bomb threat, state patrol says

The Colorado Capitol building has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, State Patrol said. → Read More

Colorado Capitol all clear after bomb threat, state patrol says

The Colorado Capitol building has been evacuated due to a bomb threat, State Patrol said. → Read More

Colorado GOP nominee for governor Heidi Ganahl picks election denier as running mate

Heidi Ganahl, the Republican nominee to face Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in November, has chosen Danny Moore, an election denier, as her running mate and would-be lieutenant governor. → Read More

Colorado Democrats could lose control of the Capitol. Here’s how.

When you’re running for office, Republican state Sen. Dennis Hisey said, “you gotta say you’re gonna win” — whether or not you believe that to be true. → Read More

Colorado Democrats could lose control of the Capitol. Here’s how.

When you’re running for office, Republican state Sen. Dennis Hisey said, “you gotta say you’re gonna win” — whether or not you believe that to be true. → Read More

Elisabeth Epps claims victory over Katie March in Colorado’s tightest statehouse primary race

Colorado's most expensive and bitterly contested statehouse primary election also turned out to be its closest. → Read More

Democrats appear to be helping Colorado election deniers win primaries. Here’s why.

For Colorado Democrats, the reversal of Roe vs. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court underscores why politicians like Greg Lopez, the top-line candidate in the Republican race to unseat Democratic Gov. J… → Read More

Democrats appear to be helping Colorado election deniers win primaries. Here’s why.

For Colorado Democrats, the reversal of Roe vs. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court underscores why politicians like Greg Lopez, the top-line candidate in the Republican race to unseat Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, are so dangerous. → Read More

Now estimated at $750, Colorado TABOR checks soar as refund pool “far and away” largest ever

Revenue collections by state government have been so surprisingly strong that officials now expect Colorado single-filer taxpayers will each receive refund checks of at least $750 this summer. → Read More

Republicans Heidi Ganahl and Greg Lopez race to challenge Colorado Gov. Jared Polis

In the race to be the Republican nominee to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, two candidates are revealing some important positions through what they say — and what they don’t. → Read More

Colorado primary election: 8 of the most interesting races to watch

This election cycle will test just how blue Colorado is. The GOP has less power now in state electoral politics than at any point since World War II, but the four major statewide seats -- governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer -- are up for grabs. → Read More

Colorado primary election: 8 of the most interesting races to watch

A look at some of the most interesting and high-stakes primary contests in Colorado. → Read More

Most Colorado county workers win right to unionize under new state law

Government employees in more than half of Colorado counties on Friday won the right unionize and to collectively bargain over pay, benefits and working conditions. → Read More

New Colorado law removes barriers for LGBTQ+, others adopting their own children

HB22-1153, signed into law Monday by Gov. Jared Polis in Pueblo, overhauls what had been a burdensome process for many LGBTQ+ couples in particular. → Read More

“Women of color lead and it’s a problem”: How Colorado’s last bill of 2022 died

The very last bill to be voted on in Colorado’s 2022 legislative session was designed to make sure the state never lets another child experience what Lorenzo Montoya went through. → Read More

How crime, Polis, and a workforce shortage shaped Colorado lawmaking in 2022

Wednesday marked the 120th and final day of Colorado's 2022 legislative session, and the fourth straight year of total Democratic control of state government. It may also have marked an end of an era. → Read More

Bill to combat fentanyl passes in closing minutes of Colorado legislative session

Under the final version of the Colorado legislature's much-debated and highly controversial bill to combat fentanyl, a person can be subject to a felony drug charge if they possess even a dusting of the lethal synthetic opioid, whether or not they realize that what they possess is indeed fentanyl. → Read More

Colorado Republicans try to stall legislative agenda in final hours of session

As of Monday morning, according to nonpartisan legislative staff, close to 250 bills remained in need of final action. Many of those were set to die, anyway, because they cost more than lawmakers w… → Read More