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Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

“If the IRS sides with me in finding the county was errant or negligent on this issue, I will be calling for the resignation of Bruce Barker and Don Warden,” the news release said. “When on the County Council, both came before us and adamantly argued their position. — Jeff Hare, Weld County resident, CPA and former County Council member.

By Sherrie Peif · March 15, 2017 · 0 comments · Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
A group of students from Imagine Classical Academy in Colorado Springs cheer for school choice at the School Choice Rally on the West steps of the Capitol on Jan. 26, 2017.

Charter school funding bill gaining bipartisan support; Dems get support on amendment

“It would be easier and more politically expedient, if I just voted no on this bill. But I can’t do that because our public education system is broken.” — Democrat Senator Dominick Moreno.

By Sherrie Peif · March 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Top News, Uncategorized
TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

TABOR bill sponsor responds to constituents and bows out; says he will vote against changes

I have decided to take my name off HB 1187 and will be voting against it.

By Sherrie Peif · March 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Linda Gorman, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Uncategorized
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House Bill 1187: Why should state government get to spend more just because people work more?

A GOP-sponsored bill in the legislature would likely let state government keep more of your tax money whether it needs it or not.

By Linda Gorman · March 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Linda Gorman, TABOR, Taxes
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Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

“We are going to put this to rest,” Marble said. “Because they are pretty much not needed according to the Colorado Energy Office.” — Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Weld/Larimer

By Sherrie Peif · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Gold Dome, Michael Sandoval, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Soon Pak, who owns Dami Hospitality, which operates as the Star Motel in Denver, won her appeal against the Workers' Compensation Division after being ordered to pay $841,200 in fines for the time her company was without workers' compensation insurance.

Appeals court rejects excessive workers’ compensation fines

The court ordered the Division of Workers’ Compensation to recalculate the fine in accordance with the findings.

By Sherrie Peif · March 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Top News
Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people’s medical records

Bill would let veterinarians snoop in people’s medical records

The bill expects veterinarians, who are trained in animal health, to also evaluate human health and psychology, for which they have no specific training or expertise.

By Ari Armstrong · February 23, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Ari Armstrong, Gold Dome, Health Care
Xcel should be ashamed, not its customers

Xcel should be ashamed, not its customers

I’ve seen a lot of dumb products of political correctness, but this has got to be one of the dumbest.

By Rob Natelson · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Rob Natelson
Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the regional level.

By Randal O'Toole · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
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More delays to Open Records bill frustrate both sides

“The public really supports transparency, so maybe that’s where it belongs, with the public.”

By Sherrie Peif · February 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Open Records, Sherrie Peif