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1 year 1 month ago

Accusations fly as recall election looms

COLORADO SPRINGS - With just two weeks left until the recall special election of Colorado Springs State Senator John Morse, the mudslinging is picking up from both sides. Republican challenger Bernie Herpin called out Morse for not supporting a law to create higher mandatory prison sentences for child sex...

1 year 3 months ago

Morse and Giron welcome recall elections

The two Democratic state lawmakers targeted in special recall elections this fall say they welcome political fight. A Denver District Court Judge today upheld the recall petitions challenged by State Senator John Morse of Colorado Springs and State Senator Angela Giron of Pueblo. Morse said in response that he...

1 year 3 months ago

Republican challengers enter recall elections

COLORADO SPRINGS - Two Republican challengers have entered the race to replace Democratic State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron. Former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin is running because he believes voters deserve to be heard. He feels like gun rights supporters were ignored by Morse while voting...

1 year 5 months ago

Farmers urge veto on renewable hike

CALHAN - Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are pressuring Governor John Hickenlooper to veto a renewable energy bill that doubles portfolio standards for rural electric co-operatives. Senate Bill 13-252 would mandate the co-ops get at least 20 percent of the electricity from solar, wind and other renewable power sources...

3 years 10 months ago

Students bear brunt of state budget deficit

Parents in Colorado may want to start putting more money into their kids' college fund. Almost all of the universities and colleges in our state are considering double digit tuition increases next year to overcome cuts in state funding. Jill Brake of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education worries...

3 years 11 months ago

Update: Morse wins close race

Senate Majority Leader, Democrat John Morse defeated Republican challenger Owen Hill by a narrow margin of 13, 451 votes to 13,199. The unofficial 252 vote difference is greater than 0.5 percent margin (67 votes) required to trigger an automatic recount. The margin is based on the highest number of...

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