Tim BrownAugust 7, 20185min1644

A proposed ballot measure to increase setbacks five times the distance of what is currently required for oil and gas operations will cost Coloradans more than 100,000 jobs by 2030 and have a devastating impact on the economy, according to a new study and economic impact analysis conducted by the REMI Partnership and reviewed by Dr. Ian Lange and Dr. Braeton Smith with the Colorado School of Mines Mineral and Energy Economics Program.


Jared WrightJared WrightJanuary 24, 20174min417

Many of you reading this won’t remember the 2010 Colorado legislative session. Heck, think to yourself if you can recall any legislation passed back then. You likely won’t remember much of what happened that session, but if I mentioned “The Dirty Dozen” I bet you will remember those 12 overreaching taxes proposed, and passed by the Democrats in the state House and Senate during what they declared a “fiscal emergency” requiring extraordinary measures to save the state budget. While no one can argue that our state was in a fiscal turmoil in 2010, the partisan solutions varied as much as the politics itself. We ended up getting stuck with 9 new tax increases to help fill the budget shortfall projected that year and were able to skate by without major cuts in services, which is what Democrats cried would be necessary if these taxes weren’t passed by the Legislature.