Governor Hickenlooper's office has announced a compromise bill has been reached to head off a local control fight over fracking at the ballot. No special session as been called for it yet and there remain doubts it will come to fruition. The New York Times looks at the debate fracking has taken on in the state.
An impassioned national debate over the oil-production technique known as fracking is edging toward the ballot box in Colorado, opening an election-year rift between moderate, energy-friendly Democrats and environmentalists who want to rein in drilling or give local communities the power to outlaw it altogether.
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is barely ahead of his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The poll suggests the economy and the new healthcare law could be the two biggest hurdles for the Democratic incumbent to retain the seat.
Colorado Democratic Senator Mark Udall is praising President Obama’s plan to end the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection of American’s phone records. The plan would keep phone records in the hands of private telephone companies and require a court order to access specific records.
Republicans seem to have all the momentum lately when it comes to the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.
GOP chances were already looking brighter because of the drag on Democrats from the Affordable Care Act and President Obama's low approval ratings. Then came two developments that suddenly expanded the playing field: Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown recently announced his intent to run against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and GOP Rep. Cory Gardner jumped in against Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.