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Tax revenue on tap, if voters approve it

By Charles Ashby

Generally speaking, most people would rather tax someone other than themselves, but that’s exactly what the proponents of legalized recreational marijuana are doing. Although those pot supporters know that’s somewhat of an odd ...

1st vote after election reform went smoothly, Reiner says

By Charles Ashby

People may disagree with the results, but Tuesday’s recall elections in Pueblo and Colorado Springs were a big success, at least as they relate to new election laws, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said. Reiner, along with other clerks ...


Taking on water

By Gary Harmon

Legislation recognizing the water laws of Colorado and other western states could discourage federal efforts to claim water, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton will introduce legislation aimed at codifying western water law to deter ...


Recall election in Colorado draws national attention

By Charles Ashby

Tuesday is Election Day for some Coloradans, but the ballots cast will be watched nationwide. For voters in southern Colorado, Tuesday’s recall elections are nothing more than just that: a chance to say if they want Senate President ...


Brophy: He’s the man to return state control to Republicans

By Charles Ashby

State Sen. Greg Brophy is pretty certain he wants to be governor of Colorado. But if some people in several of the counties in his expansive northeast Colorado Senate district have their way, the Wray Republican who’s seeking the GOP ...

Measure to fund K-12 education on fall ballot

By Charles Ashby

A measure to increase income taxes to fund K-12 education will be on this fall’s ballot, the Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday. Last month, proponents of the measure submitted petitions with nearly double the number ...

Push on to pass marijuana sales tax

By Charles Ashby

The same people who got a ballot measure passed last year to legalize the recreational use of marijuana are now pushing to tax it. The Committee for Responsible Regulation, which spun off from the folks who pushed for last year’s ...


Area tourism official remembered for zest

By Greg Ruland

Leif Johnson, the Grand Valley marketing expert who died during emergency heart surgery Friday, rolled through life like the hub of a great wheel, connecting people and places like spokes to the center. Johnson, a recruiter for the Grand ...

Feud erupts over GOP caucus

By Charles Ashby

The central committee for the House District 54 Republican Party caucus was improperly formed and should be disbanded, former members of that panel say. State party officials say it’s much ado about nothing. Those former members, ...


Legislator’s remarks on race, food cause stir

By Charles Ashby

It didn’t take long for a prediction from the conservative blogosphere to come true. Not long after the right-leaning website Colorado Peak Politics warned people that Democrats would try to capitalize on what Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort ...

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