Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan (credit: CBS)

The Surprising Role Aurora’s Mayor Will Play in Denver’s Elections

Thanks to an ambitious aerotropolis project, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan may play a major role in Denver’s upcoming municipal elections.

01/08/2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds his speakers gavel during the first session of the 114th Congress in the House Chambers January 6, 2015  in Washington, DC. Today Congress convened its first session of the 114th Congress with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Boehner Non-Rebellion A Non-Problem For GOP

The short lived and ineffective rebellion of 25 conservative Republican Congressmen during the re-election of Speaker of the House John Boehner made headlines but not much else difference in the big scheme of things.

01/06/2015

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2014 Political Year in Review: Hype Giving Way to Normalcy

The political stories of 2014 in Colorado were filled with hype but somehow we almost always found our way back to normal.

12/29/2014

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NE & OK Pot Lawsuit Fails The Common Sense Test

The lawsuit announced Thursday from Nebraska and Oklahoma may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the case already fails the common sense test.

12/18/2014

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Red Light Cameras: Populism Versus Profit

The Denver City Council extended its Red Light Camera program, but will they face more pressure from the public if they don’t make the systems more fair and less profitable?

12/16/2014

The VA Hospital under construction in Aurora (credit: CBS)

VA Hospital Travesty: An Ideal Opportunity For Bipartisanship

Congress should use Colorado’s VA Hospital travesty as a reason to work together, urgently, to fix a quagmire years in the making.

12/11/2014

High school students in Denver protested the police action in Ferguson on Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

Protests Beginning to Hit Home

Even though they have been a bigger story in other cities, the Ferguson related protests here in Denver are beginning to hit home and deserve the attention of civic leaders.

12/04/2014

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How Low Gas Prices May Affect Colorado Politics

It’s easy to enjoy low gas prices now, but they may come with a political cost for Colorado in 2015.

12/02/2014

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Keystone Vote A Microcosm Of Oil Energy Battle

Tuesday’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline typified everything that is wrong with how we approach oil energy production in the U.S., and the fight may very quickly be fought much closer to home.

11/18/2014

Andrew Romanoff, left, and Mike Coffman (Photos by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images and AFP)

CD6 To Remain Battleground Until Coffman Pulls A Perlmutter

A little over a week after he defeated Andrew Romanoff, Mike Coffman is already being targeted for the 2016 CD6 race. He’ll need to borrow a page from Ed Perlmutter’s book to finally chase off the competition.

11/13/2014

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