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Blake: Single-subject rule is too limiting

This year, the single-subject rule kept off the ballot a reasonable attempt to change the way Colorado draws congressional and legislative district maps after each decennial census.

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Anti-fracking ballot measures are collapsing, so what happens next?

Even without anti-fracking measures on the ballot, environmental politics will continue to play a huge role in Colorado elections this year.

By Simon Lomax · August 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
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Amendment 69 and ColoradoCare guarantee higher taxes, but not health care

Amendment 69 is a deadly combination of the highest taxes in the nation and an unaccountable bureaucracy that dictates the care you may receive and the price you may pay for it.

By Linda Gorman · August 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Health Care, Linda Gorman
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Blake: On the initiatives, just say ‘no’

Initiative No. 98: Automatically sending the state’s unaffiliated voters ballots of both major parties so they can vote for candidates in one or the other primary without joining, even temporarily, that party? That’s so… Millennial: Participation without commitment.

By Peter Blake · August 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Health Care, Legal, Politics, TABOR
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Workers’ Compensation Director Expects Lawmakers to Review Employer Fines in 2017

Tauriello said keeping fines low for (business) violators is not a top priority for the department.

By Greg Jones - WorkersCompCentral.com · August 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Gold Dome, Health Care, Legal, Politics
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Colorado smuggling to rocket with tobacco tax hike

This illegal trafficking is an unintended and costly consequence of raising cigarette taxes.

By Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit, PhD · August 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Politics, Taxes
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Steyer’s got company: Billionaire George Soros makes a play for Colorado’s state legislature

The billionaires are both leading members of the Democracy Alliance, which plans to “take power in the states” and lock in a “long-term progressive future.”

By Simon Lomax · August 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
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Blake: Buck’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill misses the mark

The American Civil Liberties Union long ago made social welfare reform more of a priority than protection of constitutional rights, so it isn’t surprising that it has supported hate crime laws.

By Peter Blake · July 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice, Legal, National, Peter Blake, Uncategorized
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The carbon tax trap: Democratic platform opens new line of attack for GOP

A carbon tax isn’t just a few aspirational lines buried inside an obscure party platform.

By Simon Lomax · July 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics, Taxes, Uncategorized
Amendment 69:  ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

Amendment 69: ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

Single-payer systems control costs by using government power to ration care.

By Sally C. Pipes · July 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care