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Voters are pushing back on urban renewal abuse in Colorado

Voters are pushing back on urban renewal abuse in Colorado

Ideally, the legislature would simply repeal Colorado’s badly outdated urban renewal statute, along with existing TIF authority.

Progressive commissioner group seeks to “untangle TABOR” & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

Progressive commissioner group seeks to “untangle TABOR” & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

“Supporting gives CCAT a little edge to later say ‘hey some of that rural transportation funding needs to be spent in our areas – not just the eastern plains.”

Net neutrality denies economic reality

Net neutrality denies economic reality

All Internet packets are not created equal, because you and I want it that way. Net neutrality denies this reality.

By Barry Fagin · July 12, 2017 · 0 comments · Barry Fagin, National, Politics
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Colorado PUC expands its authority, plays politics at ratepayers’ expense

The PUC in March expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity costs.

By Brit Naas · July 11, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Politics
Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

The “Preservation of Natural Childhood” initiative would make any sort of handheld wireless technology to be used by anyone aged 13 and younger illegal. This is anything but “natural”.

By Greg Pulscher · June 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics
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How a clique of Capitol reporters bar access to competitors

Here in Colorado though, there’s a handful of journalists abridging press freedom through exclusion, sanctioned by the legislature.

By Sherrie Peif · June 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Politics, Sherrie Peif
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
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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