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Conservative group Americans for Prosperity launches campaign to promote ‘school choice’ in Colorado

  The conservative Americans for Prosperity this week launched a “six-figure school choice ‘It’s Working’” campaign following a politically charged legislative session on the subject. The effort – which runs through July – includes a promoted video, mail, digital and social advertising, according to the organization. Events and “grassroots advocacy” also will accompany the campaign. […]

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Jesse Mallory takes reins at Americans For Prosperity-Colorado from Michael Fields

Americans for Prosperity Colorado state director Jesse Mallory, left, and former state director Michael Fields, a senior director of issue education for the Americnas for Prosperity Foundation (Mallory photo courtesy AFP-Colorado, Fields photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado statesman)

After serving as chief of staff for the Colorado Senate Republicans for five sessions, Jesse Mallory takes over as state director of Americans for Prosperity-Colorado, the influential conservative organization announced Monday. AFP-Colorado’s previous state director, Michael Fields, was named senior director of issue education for the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a related organization, he announced […]

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State Senate GOP staffer Jesse Mallory to lead Colorado AFP

With Americans For Prosperity’s Michael Fields moving up from state director to take on a broader portfolio for the conservative, pro-free market, national advocacy group, Jesse Mallory — chief of staff for the ruling state Senate Republicans — has been tapped to fill Fields’s shoes. The AFP announced the move this afternoon, quoting Mallory: Mallory is […]

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Conservative group nudges — who else? — fellow Republicans to oppose transportation tax

What’s the old adage — lean hard on your enemies and on your friends, lean harder? OK, that’s not at all how it goes, but it sure fits politics well sometimes. The latest example: a campaign announced today by the conservative advocacy group Americans For Prosperity in opposition to the recently announced — and already much criticized […]

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Backlash at transportation tax proposal spawns a ballot drive of its own

Hey, how about a ballot issue to upgrade the state’s woefully bottlenecked, backlogged and aging highway network — without raising taxes? You want it? You got it: The libertarian-leaning Independence Institute in Denver announced it filed a ballot proposal with the state today that would require the General Assembly to issue $2.5 billion in bonds to fund a raft of highway projects statewide […]

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Legislative leaders walk a fine line in proposing a tax increase for roads

Legislative leaders on Thursday called a transportation funding plan that includes a sales tax increase “courageous” given potential blowback from voters and anti-tax groups. Senate Republican leadership stands directly in the crosshairs of conservative groups like Americans For Prosperity by backing the proposal. House Bill 1242 calls for a 0.62 percent sales tax increase on top […]

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TABOR reform measure passes first test with bipartisan support

An effort to reform the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, passed its first test on Monday with Republican support, though the legislation faces an uphill battle. Some TABOR observers call it progress that two Republicans are sponsoring the effort to change how the state calculates its spending cap. The bill received bipartisan support from […]

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Americans for Prosperity auditions possible candidates for governor

Press conferences convene almost daily in the West Foyer of the state Capitol, but the Americans for Prosperity gathering felt bigger, like a dress rehearsal for 2018. Some of the biggest names in Colorado Republican politics took turns at the microphone talking to political activists, operatives and donors Thursday: State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, Attorney General […]

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