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By Charles Ashby

Dueling studies released last week from the same university show opposing impacts that a ballot question to raise taxes for education would have on the state’s economy. One study, done by the Leeds School of Business at the University ...


Nonpartisan audit panel earns award

By Charles Ashby

One of the Colorado Legislature’s least known committees is one that has done more than any other to ensure state government operates as it should, said Sen. Steve King. And that committee, which the Grand Junction Republican is set to ...


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Junction Democrat will challenge Scott to fill King’s spot in Senate

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott won’t be the only name on the ballot next year in his bid to become Mesa County’s newest state senator. That’s because a Democrat, Grand Junction resident Claudette Konola, has entered the race to challenge ...


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Republican contender emerges in secretary of state race

By Charles Ashby

Now that Secretary of State Scott Gessler officially is running for governor, a Republican has entered the ring to replace him. El Paso County Clerk Wayne Williams, who is in his first term in that office, has announced his plans to run for ...


Ballot inspection rule unnecessary, county clerks say

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is considering new election rules, one of which some county clerks say will unnecessarily add costs to their offices. Sometime afterthe draft rules were issued on Aug. 30 and before they were ...


Scott hit with campaign fine, says he’ll appeal

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Ray Scott owes the state $2,300 in fines, but the Grand Junction Republican said that soon won’t be the case. Scott amassed that fine soon after filing with the Secretary of State’s Office on Aug. 5 as a candidate for Senate ...


Democrat to run for legislative seat now held by Wright

By Charles Ashby

A Democrat has entered the race for House District 54. East Orchard Mesa winemaker Brad Webb has tossed his hat into the ring to challenge the winner of a GOP primary between the incumbent, Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, and Palisade ...


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Democrat enters race for HD54

By Charles Ashby

Palisade winemaker Brad Webb, a Democrat, has officially entered the race for House District 54. That seat currently is held by Rep. Jared Wright, R-Fruita, who is facing a GOP primary challenger from another Palisade resident, J.J. ...


Mesa County clerk opens re-election bid

By Charles Ashby

Sheila Reiner kicked off her re-election bid for Mesa County clerk and recorder this week. Reiner, who’s in her first term in that office, said with the new election laws in place, it makes sense for her to remain on the job. The ...


Recoil of gun-law recalls? Dems still in control

By Charles Ashby

With two Republican state senators being sworn into office after the dramatic recall elections earlier this month, don’t look for the controversial gun bills that sparked it all to be reversed anytime soon. That’s because the ...


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