Jon Caldara

It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

If you have air conditioning, it’s hard to take you seriously when you demand others reduce their carbon footprint.

By Jon Caldara · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Jon Caldara
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Senate Bill 267 and the ‘Grand Betrayal’ by Colorado Republicans

The “grand compromise” of SB 267 is the largest “grand betrayal” from Republicans I have ever witnessed in my more than 25 years in Colorado politics.

By Jon Caldara · May 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Standing from left, Mark Grueskin and Jon Caldara debate the title given Caldara's ballot initiative last month before the state's title board.

Colorado’s “Damn Roads” one step closer to getting fixed after challenge period passes

“We said without raising taxes because that’s what’s in the measure. It is up to the legislature to decide how to fund this. Maybe it’s through budget cuts, maybe it’s through innovation, maybe it’s through reprioritization.” — Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute.

By Sherrie Peif · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation, Uncategorized
Jon Caldara, right, works with members of the Colorado Legislative Services to get the wording of a ballot initiative correct.

Fix Our Damn Roads one step closer to the voters

The amendments that the Republicans tried clearly show there is enough money in the state budget to Fix Our Damn Roads without a tax increase,” Jon Caldara said. “Good for them for proving the point.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, Transportation, Uncategorized
Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Why Trump’s pen isn’t made in America

Trump’s pen tells a story. It seems that in a global, modern world, even when buying American, it’s hard to buy American.

By Jon Caldara · February 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, National
Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

Caldara: Keeping you in the dark on taxes

If the cost of government is hidden into the cost of our daily lives, we feel like we’re not paying as much as we really are.

By Jon Caldara · January 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Caldara: Counting those “and that’s why Trump won” moments

Watching the leftist meltdown following the election is one of the greatest spectacles I’ve ever enjoyed.

By Jon Caldara · January 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Jon Caldara, National
Don’t rig the bar for citizens’ initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Don’t rig the bar for citizens’ initiative: Vote no on Amendment 71

Anyone who says it’s too easy to change our state constitution has either never tried or is wildly wealthy.

By Jon Caldara · September 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, TABOR, Taxes
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Dudley Brown’s political bullying harms gun rights in Colorado

As long as necessary, we will continue to fight to expand our gun rights, one round at a time if needed.

By Jon Caldara · May 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Jon Caldara, Right To Arms
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Letter to Jon Caldara from Dudley Brown’s legislative caucus

The following is a letter sent to Independence Institute president Jon Caldara, signed by 26 Colorado lawmakers who do not want to see a public vote on re-legalizing 30 round magazines in Colorado.

By Jon Caldara · April 30, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, Right To Arms