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October 14, 2018

The Pueblo Chieftain: Vote Stapleton for governor

The decision for governor really comes down to picking a doer as opposed to a dreamer.

October 14, 2018

The Fort Collins Coloradoan: Jared Polis offers a positive vision for Colorado

For the Coloradoan editorial board, the choice is Jared Polis.

October 14, 2018

The Greeley Tribune : Proposition 111 is well-meaning but misguided

Payday lending is an ugly business.

October 14, 2018

The Colorado Springs Gazette: 2018 candidate endorsements

Colorado voters have a unique opportunity to elect as governor a man with a proven, indisputable record of good results.



Opinion


October 15, 2018

PRO | Amendment 74 ensures just compensation, affirms property rights

Property rights are an integral part of the culture and values of western states. Our ability to make the most out of the property we own is a core part of what made our state special. Even prior to statehood, the individual ability to turn our most precious resource, our land, into something more valuable — metals, minerals, ore, crops, cattle — was something worth fighting for.

October 15, 2018

CON | Am. 74 would drown government in litigation — and hand taxpayers the tab

Colorado residents are going to be voting on a variety of important ballot measures next month. The one that is most troubling is Amendment 74. This suggested change to the Colorado Constitution would expose both the state and all local governments to untold legal exposure with unclear language referring to government regulations or actions which would “reduce” the “fair market value” of private property and subject taxpayers to “just compensation” to a private property owner. All types of ordinances and policies at the municipal level would be affected, like code enforcement, land use and zoning, licensing, and redevelopment.

October 12, 2018

BIDLACK | Don’t be bamboozled by bogus voter-registration mailers

A story in Colorado Politics this week caused my mind to wander back to my own quixotic race for the U.S. Congress in 2008. One of the most important decisions a candidate must make is upon what to spend his or her precious campaign donations. In July of 2017 I wrote on the role of money in campaigns, and the challenge of both raising and then spending smartly. There is often debate within a campaign about what to spend a few bucks on, including how much TV and radio you want to purchase, as well as more mundane things like how many lawn signs to buy.