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Silverman: Hick’s biography more revealing than most political memoirs

Silverman: Hick’s biography more revealing than most political memoirs

That is the beauty of an autobiography. You need only put in what you want to reveal. John Hickenlooper shows more of his human side than we see in most political memoirs.

By Craig Silverman · May 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Politics
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Blake: Liquor ‘compromise’ didn’t mix in new competition

Supposing you wanted to launch a new pizzeria, but pizzerias were licensed by the state and you couldn’t start one without first buying up the licenses issued to Domino’s or Blackjack. You’d be properly outraged, but they can get away with such stuff in the liquor game.

By Peter Blake · May 21, 2016 · 0 comments · Economy, Elections, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics
Attention Democrats: Trade unions declare war on Tom Steyer’s ‘political bullsh**’

Attention Democrats: Trade unions declare war on Tom Steyer’s ‘political bullsh**’

According to one of the nation’s top labor leaders, Steyer and the rest of the environmental left simply cannot be trusted.

By Simon Lomax · May 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics
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Getting their ‘fringe’ on: Greens bring extreme national groups to Denver suburbs

Trouble is, McKibben’s views are so extreme they make other environmentalists cringe. “I think that to keep it in the ground is naïve, to say we could shift to 100 percent renewables is naïve,” Sally Jewell, President Obama’s Interior Secretary…

By Simon Lomax · May 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Politics
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Expanding use of tax-increment financing wrong for Colorado

Research has shown that TIF doesn’t lead to new development, but rather subsidizes development would have taken place anyway.

By Randal O'Toole and Mike Krause · May 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, debt, Economy, Mike Krause, Randal O'Toole, Taxes
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Hillman: Embracing ObamaCare caused Colorado budget crunch

The spending lobby likes to pretend that these changes are the result of demographics. They are not. Rather, they represent a calculated choice by lawmakers to expand social welfare programs.

By Mark Hillman · May 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Economy, Education, Gold Dome, Health Care, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Blake: Let the unaffiliated affiliate!

Blake: Let the unaffiliated affiliate!

There are now more unaffiliated voters than Republicans or Democrats…If this is a problem, it’s of their own making. There’s a simple solution: Affiliate!

By Peter Blake · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics
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Colorado’s hospital provider charge: A tax masquerading as a fee

Calling the provider charge a fee rather than a tax allowed the legislature to evade its constitutional duty.

By Linda Gorman · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Blog note, Health Care, Linda Gorman, Obamacare
This year’s anti-fracking measures are more extreme than ever

This year’s anti-fracking measures are more extreme than ever

If the anti-fracking ballot measures two years ago were “radical” and “extreme,” you’d better find some new adjectives to describe this year’s proposals.

By Simon Lomax · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
Colorado healthcare commission wants $100k that should go back to the General Fund

Colorado healthcare commission wants $100k that should go back to the General Fund

Is this a better use of $100,000 in state money than fixing roads? Neither HCPF nor the Commission want your elected representatives to have the chance to decide.

By Linda Gorman · May 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Blog note, Gold Dome, Health Care, Linda Gorman, Uncategorized