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Bill would give tax break to the poor

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Low-income Coloradans would be first to get a state tax break when there are surplus revenues to hand out under a bill approved in a House committee Wednesday. Though lawmakers agreed there isn’t likely to be a revenue ...

Fort Carson expansion will play into contest, one GOP candidate says

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The race between two Republicans for the party’s nomination for governor will come down to their differences over the handling of the Army’s desire to expand Fort Carson, Evergreen businessman Dan Maes said Friday. He and Scott ...

Ritter: State poised to get back on ‘solid footing’

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter focused on jobs and economic recovery in his final State of the State address to the Colorado General Assembly on Thursday. Ritter, who recently announced he would not seek re-election, said the state is well ...

Hickenlooper has zero dollars in war chest

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s war chest in his bid to be governor has zero dollars. Meanwhile, the leading Republican candidate to be the Grand Old Party’s nominee topped $1 million, Scott McInnis’ campaign ...

Big budget gap awaits returning lawmakers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — State legislators began the 2010 session Wednesday with the traditional promises of bipartisanship, but assurances that when they don’t agree, each will be happy to rattle their political sabers. In opening-day speeches ...

Two-term Denver Mayor Hickenlooper enters governor’s race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Popular Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that is running for governor. Hickenlooper, who’s nearing the end of his second term as mayor, said he decided to enter the race because his accomplishments in ...

Invest funds with state companies, treasurer candidate says

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Colorado’s investments should be made with Colorado companies, one of three Republicans running for state treasurer said Monday. Ali Hasan also said that the current treasurer, Democrat Cary Kennedy, has invested heavily with companies ...

Colorado top issuer of drilling permits

By Staff

Despite concerns about the impact of its new oil and gas rules, Colorado approved more drilling permits last year than surrounding states. Colorado issued 5,159 drilling permits last year, down from a record 8,027 in 2008. However, it still ...

GOP pins future on upcoming elections

By Charles Ashby

How well Colorado Republicans do during this year’s elections could decide the future of the Grand Old Party for the next 10 years. That’s because the new year brings with it another census, and with that a redrawing of lines for ...

Group: Ballot measures will hurt government

By Charles Ashby

The primary committee opposing three ballot questions that it says would shut down state and local governments filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office this week. The committee, Protect Colorado’s Communities, said ...

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