Western-based conservation groups are blasting a Republican-led effort in the US House to repeal a mandate requiring that traditional light bulbs be more energy-efficient by the start of next year.
A vote on the repeal could come as early as Monday evening. Howard Geller, executive director of the Boulder-based Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, says energy efficiency standards will save consumers money in the long run.
The Republican Party of Larimer County is evaluating its next steps after a felony theft arrest warrant on Tuesday was issued for its former leader. Ex Chairman Larry Carillo has been charged with one count of theft between $1,000 and $20,000. The money was allegedly used during 2009 and 2010 when the organization did not have a treasurer.
On Thursday, the Federal Election Commission gave comedian Stephen Colbert the OK to form a superPAC.
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Show-biz celebrities just gravitate toward someplace in Washington: Capitol Hill, the White House, certain restaurants. But on Thursday, Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert showed up at the Federal Election Commission, which was weighing his bid to launch a political action committee.
TV camera crews turned out, Colbert tweeted, and a crowd gathered. And along the way, the FEC made two significant decisions that could affect players in the 2012 elections.