Exclusives

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RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

A handful of the hate correspondence Sen. Ray Scott, (R-Grand Junction) received after a column by the Grand Junction Sentinel publisher Jay Seaton sits near his desk at the State Capitol.

Sen. Ray Scott responds to latest Sentinel column; Publisher compares Scott to Assad

And he’s arguing about fake news?” Scott said. “Where he even came up with this stuff, I have no idea. It was kind of like a rambling manifesto about himself and how great he is that he saved the taxpayers money.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized
Senate Republicans pushing to save Capone the dog

Senate Republicans pushing to save Capone the dog

“Free Capone! Save Capone! Some people may think it’s kind of a fun thing, but when government tears apart a family — I mean, that’s these people’s family. It’s so unnecessary.” — Sen. Tim Neville

By Sherrie Peif · March 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif
Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

“…I still need another $50,000 to run the kind of advertising program I’d like. Again this is an under-the-radar fundraising effort because we don’t want the other camp to find out that we are doing an Independent Expenditure.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Higher Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics
Weld Commissioners conducting ex-parte meetings against advice of attorney

Weld Commissioners conducting ex-parte meetings against advice of attorney

Xcel to Kirkmeyer: ‘Is there any way to meet with you or the other commissioners on a more regular basis besides public meetings.’

By Sherrie Peif · October 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized, Weld County
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Amendment 71 Fails To Clear Its Own Bar

“…There were four districts that fell far short, and two others that missed by a good deal, so it’s virtually certain that they came up short in at least one of those districts, if not more,” Caldara said.

By Complete Colorado · October 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Politics
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Paul Combetta may have stayed tethered to Clintons through legal reimbursements

The invoice raises the question of how independent Mr. Combetta’s cooperation with the FBI was. Alternately, it could show he remained tethered, and therefore loyal to some degree, to Hillary Clinton and her team.

By Todd Shepherd · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, National, Original Report, Politics
FCC emails: Agency may owe favorable judicial decision to ‘nuclear option’

FCC emails: Agency may owe favorable judicial decision to ‘nuclear option’

Guess Senator Reid changing the filibuster rules really does matter. Not sure the old DC Circuit would have ruled the same way

By Todd Shepherd · July 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Legal, National
Sample page from Lewis-Palmer Infinite Campus.

Probable security breach may have compromised thousands of Lewis Palmer students’ data

Complete Colorado discovered that anyone could easily access the personal information of any student in the district, including names, addresses, and phone numbers for students, parents, siblings, and emergency contacts; schedules; attendance records; grades; locker numbers and combinations…

By Sherrie Peif · May 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education, Exclusives
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Blake: Shift to primary could mean goodbye to ‘Super Tuesday’

The legislature is under heavy pressure to revive the presidential primary in some form, because if it doesn’t, a well-financed group called Let Colorado Vote will try to put its own version on the November ballot. In fact, if it doesn’t like the version passed by the legislature, it may proceed anyway.

By Peter Blake · April 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics