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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 · 0 comments · debt, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

New Jeffco Superintendent fringe benefits send salary near $400,000 per year

“Does Dr. Glass understand that charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws? Does he know that charter schools are not allowed to discriminate in their enrollment policies and that they adhere to the same testing standards as district-run schools? Does he realize that charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs?” — Kim Gilmartin, Jeffco parent.

By Sherrie Peif · May 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Elections, Jeffco, K-12 Transparancy, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Sen. Jerry Sonnenburg from northeastern Colorado appeals to his fellow lawmakers on the Senate Floor Friday.

Seventy-two page amendment to Sustaining Rural Colorado bill gets the job done on Senate floor

The original 57-page version — that some argue is far from a single-subject bill — is now 76 pages and includes 72 pages of strike below text. In other words, “Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado” is the only thing that remains from the original version.

By Sherrie Peif · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation
Colorado Operational Budget 2006-2017

State representative Leonard responds to story on transportation bills

Our Colorado State Budget has grown $1,000,000,000 each year for the past 9 years.

By Rep. Tim Leonard · April 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Jeffco, Politics, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Jared Cummings -- From left, Republican Senators Tim Neville, Vicki Marble, Dave Williams talk about a late bill that would allow victims of illegal immigrant crimes able to sue the municipality for compensatory damages.

Accountability for sanctuary cities bill makes second appearance, this time in Senate

We should not be importing crime, and that is what happens when we attract illegal aliens to Colorado. — Sen. Dave Williams, (R-El Paso)

By Sherrie Peif · April 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Immigration, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Bill that would change online sales tax collections clears committee

Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee voted against their usual privacy protection platform.

By Sherrie Peif · April 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Taxes
Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

Colorado transit doesn’t need state funding

What’s left out is that most transit funding comes from the regional level.

By Randal O'Toole · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, Randal O'Toole, Transportation
Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

A bill that will make it more cost effective for Colorado residents to store energy on their property is headed for committee with some unusual alliances.

By Sherrie Peif · February 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Business/Economy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif
A sign outside a building in the Bennett School District 29J warns visitors that district staff are armed. Bennett is one of a handful of districts across Colorado that now allows its staff members to conceal carry.

Bloomberg money again playing role in Colorado gun-related issues

“These are commonsense laws,” Carno said. “Both of these have that feel of forcing some training, forcing some certification.”

By Sherrie Peif · January 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Original Report, Politics, Right To Arms, Sherrie Peif
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation