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Small-biz lawsuit: A tax by any other name — still smells like a tax

ColoradoPolitics.com’s Peter Marcus reported in March on a legal development that could have big implications for the ability of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to fund its wide-ranging operations — including the state’s elections. At issue is whether the fees the office charges businesses to register and file other paperwork with the state are in fact […]

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Straight outta #copolitics: Governor Polis? CP exclusive turns heads

Exclusive: Jared Polis explains why he is thinking about running for governor | https://t.co/gvyoKt6XXw #coleg #copolitics @RepJaredPolis pic.twitter.com/RS6R04eWoc — Colorado Politics (@colo_politics) April 24, 2017 good read here from @colo_politics on @RepJaredPolis considering run for governor https://t.co/BhPWxmDVqt#copolitics — sandra fish 🐠 (@fishnette) April 24, 2017 A good read from @colo_politics on why @RepJaredPolis is considering […]

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Tit for tat at the PUC: Now, former utility attorney Moser is in the hot seat

Few things get as superheated in Pueblo these days as the city’s ongoing grudge match with its principal power supplier, Black Hills Energy. For years, local government and other critics have railed against the Rapid City, S.D.-based utility over a succession of electricity rate hikes, and they have chided the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), as well, for […]

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Colorado elections officials confident despite Trump’s fraud allegations

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is reaffirming the integrity of the state’s elections system even as President Donald Trump alleges instances of voter fraud nationwide. Williams, a Republican, said Colorado employs safeguards to make sure elections are secure. “In Colorado, our clerks and our judges prevent the overwhelming majority of attempts to vote that are […]

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Hardly special…

After all the hullabaloo about working together to find a compromise on local control, hope for a special session finally fizzles out… Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday morning ended months of anticipation and anxiety over a possible special session to address oil and gas regulation in the face of looming ballot initiatives, announcing that he […]

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Beauprez clarifies controversial comments on immigration; SEIU, Latino leaders stage mock funeral

Republicans are being increasingly attacked by Latino leaders and Democrats over a failure to push immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, something they feel could come back to haunt the party in the November elections. GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is the latest of local Colorado Republicans to face criticism following controversial remarks […]

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And this one’s about a real horse race…

Will voters allow gambling at racetracks to help fund education in the state? Two former state legislators submitted signatures on Monday for a ballot initiative that proponents believe would raise millions of dollars for K-12 education by expanding casino gambling to racetracks. But with millions of dollars already pouring into the race, opponents — largely […]

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McLachlan vs. Brown — A rematch in HD 59

A rematch in southwest Colorado’s House District 59 is likely to end up being one of the state’s most expensive legislative races, as Democrats will fight to preserve the seat against an onslaught of Republican and conservative third-party attacks. Democrat Mike McLachlan, a Durango attorney, is facing off once again against Republican Ignacio rancher J. […]

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Counterterrorism experts share views at CELL event

Two of the nation’s leading experts on counterterrorism abroad spoke in Denver on Tuesday at a time when international tensions are flaring over an Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip and extremists continue to occupy large swaths of Iraq and Syria. Melanie Pearlman, Greg Dobbs at The CELL event. Former U.S. Attorney General Michael […]

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Local control ballot measures continue to prove controversial

Campaign complaints, splintered relationships add to drama Opponents of proposed ballot initiatives that aim to give local governments more control over oil and gas regulation presented a campaign finance complaint before an administrative-law judge on Wednesday. The complaint comes despite ongoing negotiations for a special session to derail the ballot proposals through a legislative solution. […]

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