Politics

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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 ...


More you know, more you don’t like tax hike for schools, opponents’ pollster says

By Charles Ashby

A recent poll regarding a ballot measure to increase income taxes to fund public schools shows that few are informed about what it does. The poll by Magellan Strategies, a right-leaning pollster hired by the opponents of Amendment 66, ...


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Former governor dies at 91

By Charles Ashby

Former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof of Grand Junction, a World War II fighter pilot, Western Slope advocate and 20-year veteran of the Colorado House, died Thursday. He was 91. Vanderhoof did a lot more than serve as Colorado’s 37th ...


TABOR debate in court of appeals

By Charles Ashby

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments today on whether a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should go forward. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in 2011 by ...


Tax-issue backers raise $1.6M in two weeks

By Charles Ashby

The campaign to persuade voters to increase income taxes to fund public schools collected $1.6 million over the past two weeks, most of which came from people in the state’s business community. And that’s an important point, say ...


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Secretary of State says he’s running for governor

By Charles Ashby

After months of waiting, Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Tuesday that he is, indeed, running for governor. The controversial Republican had formed an exploratory committee for the top state seat back in April, dumping into it all ...


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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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