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Guest editorial: An ideological battle over density in Greenwood Village

Guest editorial: An ideological battle over density in Greenwood Village

While the issue on the ballot is about development, the real question is whether the people have any say over how their cities are run when faced with powerful moneyed interests.

By Dave Kerber · May 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Greenwood Village, Transit
Photo and copyright: Tony's Takes -  used by permission

Congress should stop funding local transit boondoggles

Ending New Starts would save taxpayers billions of dollars a year, plus relieve local governments of the obligations to operate and maintain obsolete transit lines.

By Randal O'Toole · May 17, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Randal O'Toole, Transit, Transportation
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
Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

Rural Colorado hospital, schools and roads bill one step away from becoming law

“Our constitution is pretty clear,” Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Jefferson) said. “We need to be a single-subject bill. I would suggest we are creating a dangerous precedent here that incorporates so many things to make so many people happy.”

By Sherrie Peif · May 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Durango, Education, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Health Care, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transportation, Uncategorized
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

Rural hospitals and roads bill off life support; still driving wedge between Republicans

“It’s not just a bad bill. It’s a constitutionally bad bill.” Kevin Lundberg on SB17-267

By Sherrie Peif · May 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Senators Cooke and Neville take a stab at transportation fix

Senators Cooke and Neville take a stab at transportation fix

“It’s our job; it’s what we’re supposed to do. There’s money there to be found. The state of Colorado has to have some skin in the game. We have to have some money come from the general fund.” Sen. John Cooke, (R-Greeley).

By Sherrie Peif · April 26, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, 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
Sen. Owen Hill, (R-El Paso) questions a witness during testimony on a bill recently at the State Capitol.  Photo By Jared Cummings

Tax, debt and spending bills clear first hurdle with a little help from some Republicans

“It will catch up to them. Maybe not tomorrow but it will catch up to them.” — Gregory Golyansky, President Colorado Union of Taxpayers

By Sherrie Peif · April 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Elections, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, Top News, 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