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First Latina governor addresses GOP

By Charles Ashby
Friday, March 11, 2011

New Mexico's newest governor, Susana Martinez, will be the keynote speaker at the Colorado Republican Party's 4th annual Centennial Dinner later this month.

The event, to be held at the Marriott Hotel South in the Denver Tech Center where the party routinely holds events, is a big fund-raiser for the party, one the outgoing chairman Dick Wadhams hopes will rake in some bucks.

He's charging $100 a head ($150 per couple), but jumps that to $1,500 per person ($2,650 per couple) for those who want to dine and have their picture taken with the new governor. For those who don't want to spend that much money, general seating is $50.

Coincidentally, the event's announcement comes on the heels of criticism Wadhams has received from the two guys who want to replace him, Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, and Matt Arnold, the guy who brought the state the Clear the Bench effort. Arnold said Wadhams tried to sabotage his fund-raising efforts while Harvey questioned Wadhams' use of Republican National Committee funds.

Wadhams posted a story by Denver Post reporter Lynn Bartels on the front page of the Colorado Republican Party website. The story is about him, of course, saying Arnold and Harvey have made "false statements" about his actions that needed a response.

All this started in February, after Wadhams told Bartels in announcing his decision not to seek another term: "I have loved being chairman, but I'm tired of the nuts who have no grasp of what the state party's role is." Wadhams has never had a problem saying what he thinks.
 

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Scott newsletter

By Charles Ashby
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Rep. Ray Scott has started emailing a new newsletter to update constituents about what he's up to in the Colorado Legislature.

The latest one features his first-ever bill signing, for a measure he introduced to allow property owners to provide seller-financing for up to three residential properties in a 12-month period. It's intended to help spur homes sales at a time when it's become harder to get a mortgage.

The newsletter also lists other measures the Grand Junction Republican is working on.

To sign up for it, go to this link and provide an email address.

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Brown confirmed as DOLA head

By Charles Ashby
Monday, February 28, 2011

Though he's been on the job for awhile, the Colorado Senate today officially confirmed Grand Junction resident Reeves Brown as executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

For the past decade, Brown was head of Club 20, a governmental, business and civic group that represented 22 counties on the Western Slope.

Part of his new job is to oversee grants given to local communities from revenues from federal mineral leases and severance taxes, which oil and gas and mining companies pay based on what they pull out of the ground

At least for now, Brown plans to work a few days a week in Denver and other days at DOLA's office in Grand Junction. He chose to do that because he didn't want to uproot his children during the school year.

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Paper: Bruce omits info on tax filings

By Charles Ashby
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Former state representative, El Paso County commissioner and well-known anti-tax crusader Doug Bruce failed to file proper tax returns with the IRS for a nonprofit advocacy group he controlled, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported today.

Bruce, who's now running for an at-large seat on the Colorado Springs City Council, failed to note the political activity his Active Citizens Together charity participated in for several years, the newspaper reports.

The newspaper said Bruce did not disclose ACT's political involvement to the federal government as required by law for at least a three-year period at a time when it campaigned for or against at least eight political issues.

Bruce, however, told the Gazette he's since shut down the charity, calling the matter "a nonstory about a nonentity."

ACT, which Bruce created about a decade ago, was fined $11,300 by a state administrative law judge in December for failing to disclose campaign finance information in its backing of the tax- and debt-limiting Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101. He filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office disbanding the group a day after the fine was levied, the newspaper said.

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Bush comes to Denver

By Charles Ashby
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Former President George W. Bush will speak in Denver on Saturday.

The GOP president will be the final keynote speaker at the two-day Global Leadership Summit, put on each year somewhere in the world by the Young Presidents' Organization.

The organization is an international group of business leaders. About 2,000 people from 75 countries are expected to attend the event, including such people as President Barack Obama via a taped message and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange via satellite, according to the Denver Business Journal.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper also is to address the group.

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