Governing a Purple State

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Colorado is a "many-splendored and many-splintered state," write Colorado College political scientists Bob Loevy and Tom Cronin in their book Colorado Politics and Policy. The work first came out nearly twenty years ago, and when the two men sat down recently to update it, they found it needed a complete overhaul. That's how much Colorado's political landscape has changed.

Host Ryan Warner talks with Cronin and Loevy about the shifts they've observed in state government, the impact of the initiative process on politics, and their thoughts on the recent presidential election.

Listen to an interivew with professor Loevy about his earlier work, Confessions of a Reapportionment Commissioner.