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Amendment would take slavery language out of Constitution

By Charles Ashby

While Colorado voters this year are going to be mulling over how to vote on such heady issues as single-payer health care and end-of-life matters, the proponents of a little-known measure on this year’s ballot hope voters’ ...


Presidential camps prepare ground games

By Charles Ashby

The state campaign staffs of the two main presidential candidates are starting to gear up their get-out-the-vote ground games. After a rocky start for the Colorado staff for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier this year — ...


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New lieutenant guv tours Grand Valley’s assets

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s new lieutenant governor is just trying to get to know the lay of the land. That’s partly why Donna Lynne — named by Gov. John Hickenlooper back in March to replace former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia as his second in ...


Anti-fracking group files complaint with state

By Charles Ashby

The group that has submitted petitions to get two oil and gas drilling measures onto the ballot is crying foul, or at least calling a preventative one. The group, Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking, is upset with a tweet as well as ...


Constitutional protection measure makes ballot

By Charles Ashby

A proposal to make it harder to change the state Constitution will be on the fall ballot, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced Tuesday. The measure would require that any future ballot initiative that seeks to add a ...


Ballot measure to ask for $12 minimum wage

By Charles Ashby

A proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage will be on the fall ballot, but it doesn’t come without some controversy. In a news release announcing the measure’s sufficiency Thursday, the Secretary of State’s Office ...


Initiatives would include independents in primaries

By Charles Ashby

Two proposals that would amplify the importance of the state’s primary elections could make the ballot this fall. One measure would require presidential primaries every four years, while the other would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ...


Proposal would increase taxes on tobacco goods

By Charles Ashby

The backers of a plan to increase Colorado’s tobacco taxes to fund some health care programs submitted more than 165,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to get the measure onto the November ballot. The ...


Drilling, fracking measures energize passionate opposition

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans may get to vote on two ballot measures this fall aimed at oil and gas drilling and the practice of hydraulic fracturing as part of those activities. One measure, known as initiative 75, would give local governments the authority to ...


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Amendment 69 a budget-killer, new study says

By Charles Ashby

A proposed November ballot measure calling for a universal health care system in Colorado would cost taxpayers far more than the money it would raise, according to a new study released Monday. In a financial study on Amendment 69, the ...


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