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Blake: The “can’t regulate her” regulator

The reason bureaucracies live forever: They happily take a mile when given an inch, but tend to ignore those all-too-rare legislative attempts to curb their authority. Like rented mules, they need to be hit with a two-by-four just to get their attention. Frances Koncilja, newest member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, is trying to wield such a plank. Just […]

By Peter Blake · June 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Business/Economy, Economy, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics, Uncategorized
Douglas County School Board members exonerated of any wrong doing in alleged bullying

Douglas County School Board members exonerated of any wrong doing in alleged bullying

“Upon review of all facts made available to us, we have not found evidence that directors Silverthorn and Reynolds violated any express board or district policy in conducting the March 4, 2016, meeting with (Grace Davis) or in their subsequent conduct relevant to this investigation…”

By Sherrie Peif · June 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Douglas County, Education, Legal, Politics
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Coffman blasts new accountability delays at VA

“The VA is an organization mired in culture of corruption and bureaucratic incompetence under an administration that is convinced that if they ignore the scandals that they will politically disappear…

By Todd Shepherd · June 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Health Care, Politics
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Campaign finance blunder highlights local politician’s anti-fracking activism

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt listed Earthworks as her employer in a donation to her own campaign last year. She says it’s a mistake, but it still raises new questions about her record.

By Simon Lomax · June 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics
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Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

“Raise the Bar” is running an initiative that would require future initiated amendments to pass with a supermajority of 55 percent instead of the current 50 percent plus one. However, initiatives that would repeal any current provision of the state constitution can pass with only a simple majority, as now.

By Peter Blake · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics
Governor discusses wide-ranging topics on Craig Silverman Show

Governor discusses wide-ranging topics on Craig Silverman Show

As a Clinton supporting super delegate, would an indictment cause Hick to stop supporting Hillary?

By Complete Colorado · June 15, 2016 · 0 comments · Blog note, Gold Dome, Politics
David Ray (left) and  Anne-Marie Lemieux listen to a response from the Communications Department concerning an increase for the 2016-17 budget.  Credit: Sherrie Peif

Douglas County adds dedicated open records clerk

Silverthorn announced that an independent investigator’s report into the treatment of student Grace Davis by Silverthorn and fellow board member Judith Reynolds will be made public during a June 21 work session.

By Sherrie Peif · June 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics, Uncategorized
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Blake: Denver Post has issues of circulation, pun intended

But a circulation person said on the phone that the “specials” would include issues about the Broncos, business “and I forget the other.”

By Peter Blake · June 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Media, Peter Blake
Colorado groups on IRS ‘targeting’ list

Colorado groups on IRS ‘targeting’ list

“Please provide copies of agendas and/or descriptions of topics covered at each of the organization’s general meetings and events since inception.”

By Todd Shepherd · June 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Featured, Legal, National, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Bernie Sanders debunks ‘local control’ talking points of anti-fracking activists

Bernie Sanders debunks ‘local control’ talking points of anti-fracking activists

No matter what happens “state-by-state” and “county-by-county,” a national fracking ban is the real goal, according the Democratic presidential candidate.

By Simon Lomax · June 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics