Politics

3:31pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Gardner, Tipton Not Worried about Threats of Default

Capitol News Connection

Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”

Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.

“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.

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1:57pm

Mon July 25, 2011
Politics

Failure to Pass FAA Bill Likely to Impact Colorado Airport

Allegiant is the main commercial passenger carrier at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport.
Grace Hood

The failure to pass a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s operating authority on Friday will have a direct impact on improvements at one Colorado airport.

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10:23am

Thu July 21, 2011
Politics

National Chairman Of ALEC Responds To Report

Louisiana Rep. Nobel E. Ellington has been a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since 1995. He serves on several committees, including Appropriations and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
Louisiana House of Representatives

The Nation recently published a series of pieces about the relationship that local and state-based Republican legislators have with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a membership-only group that brings together state legislators, interest groups and corporate representatives to draft model bills that can then be introduced at the state level of government.

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10:03am

Thu July 21, 2011
Politics

How ALEC Shapes State Politics Behind The Scenes

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Republican legislators picked up 680 seats in state House and Senate chambers in the 2010 elections.

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3:40pm

Wed July 20, 2011
Politics

Focus on Family Defends Defense of Marriage Act

Capitol News Connection

The leader of a Colorado Springs organization was on Capitol Hill this week hoping to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. The 1996 law, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman is the focus of a new effort to repeal.

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