Peter Blake




Articles by Peter Blake:


October 19, 2016 | Blake: Vail Resorts now has buyer's remorse over 'handshake agreement' with government

October 13, 2016 | Blake: Should Republicans think about adding 'SuperDelegates?'

October 7, 2016 | Blake: Radio spat illustrates strong divisions on immigration on the libertarian right

September 16, 2016 | Blake: Amendment 72 and the twisted logic of hiking tobacco taxes

September 9, 2016 | Blake: Taxi madness in Aspen

September 2, 2016 | Blake: DIA sends ominous signals on cab competition

August 26, 2016 | Blake: Denver Water's empire building

August 17, 2016 | Blake: Single-subject rule is too limiting

August 10, 2016 | Blake: On the initiatives, just say 'no'

July 30, 2016 | Blake: Buck's 'Blue Lives Matter' bill misses the mark

July 21, 2016 | Blake: "Decline to sign" campaign is first of its kind

July 15, 2016 | Blake: The 'classical liberalism' of Bill Armstrong

June 30, 2016 | Blake: Glenn's Victory Proves Old Political Truths

June 22, 2016 | Blake: The "can't regulate her" regulator

June 15, 2016 | Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

June 7, 2016 | Blake: Denver Post has issues of circulation, pun intended

May 28, 2016 | Blake: Newest taxi company will also be the largest

May 21, 2016 | Blake: Liquor 'compromise' didn't mix in new competition

May 6, 2016 | Blake: Let the unaffiliated affiliate!

April 27, 2016 | Blake: Shift to primary could mean goodbye to 'Super Tuesday'

April 20, 2016 | Blake: Electing a president shouldn't be like buying a car

April 10, 2016 | Blake: Caucus can still benefit the underdog

April 6, 2016 | Blake: Sanders raises big money campaigning against Big Money and Citizens United

March 29, 2016 | Blake: The Great Colorado Booze War of 2016!

March 25, 2016 | Coalition of contractors file 10 possible initiatives for more road building

March 18, 2016 | Blake: Denver cuts new deal for Waste Management in middle of contract

March 8, 2016 | Blake: Caucuses are still primary to Coloradans' hearts

March 1, 2016 | Blake: Funding transportation needs adds fuel to the fire

February 19, 2016 | Blake: In Colorado, Clinton leads Bernie in 'superdelegates'

February 10, 2016 | Blake: County clerks don't get a vote on election machines

February 3, 2016 | BLAKE: There's no such thing as a 'FASTER' 'TABOR'

January 25, 2016 | Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

January 20, 2016 | Blake: 'Green Taxi Cooperative' hopes to speed past Uber

January 13, 2016 | Blake: Changes to liquor laws could be a tough swallow

January 6, 2016 | Blake: The 'Catch-22' of Denver Water pricing

December 23, 2015 | Blake: Not all environmental "fees" are mandated by government

December 15, 2015 | The 'CRUDE' Effort to Block US Oil Exports

November 24, 2015 | Blake: You've got to draw the line somewhere, or somehow

November 12, 2015 | Blake: A bad week for TABOR

November 1, 2015 | BLAKE: AG Coffman's greatest ally is 2003-era Ken Salazar

October 11, 2015 | Blake: What to do with an empty state prison?

September 24, 2015 | Blake: Revenue took my $1, and I WANT IT BACK!

August 31, 2015 | Blake: Sabotaging TABOR comes down to a single subject

August 24, 2015 | Blake: Aurora drops 'TIF' over Gaylord project

July 29, 2015 | Blake: How long before Bustang is put out to pasture?

July 10, 2015 | Blake: One TABOR loss could mean another TABOR victory

June 18, 2015 | Blake: Hickenlooper schizophrenic on taxi regulation

June 9, 2015 | Blake: Stock Show taxes are leading a lamb to slaughter

May 21, 2015 | Blake: Is Glendale really the 'Vatican of Liberty?'

May 6, 2015 | Blake: Funding was a 'primary' problem

April 22, 2015 | Blake: When a bureaucracy determines “public need”

| Blake: When a bureaucracy determines "public need"

April 15, 2015 | Blake: Why does political courage disappear in Iowa’s cornfields?

| Blake: Why does political courage disappear in Iowa's cornfields?

March 30, 2015 | Blake: Foundation eroding between developers, insurance companies

March 15, 2015 | Blake: The Food busybodies will soon be buzzing you

March 3, 2015 | Blake: Post-mortem on civil asset forfeiture

February 23, 2015 | Blake: Loophole for legal liquor sales rarely used

February 10, 2015 | Blake: Law enforcement nibbles away at ambitious civil forfeiture bill

January 27, 2015 | Blake: NFIB argues business fees are taxes in violation of TABOR

January 19, 2015 | Blake: Littleton proposal would place check on urban renewal and TIFs

January 8, 2015 | Blake: ‘Bustang’ grazes on FASTER fees

| Blake: 'Bustang' grazes on FASTER fees

December 22, 2014 | Blake: A Tale of Two Hospitals

December 15, 2014 | Blake: Bonds that don’t pay off create a TIF

| Blake: Bonds that don't pay off create a TIF

December 4, 2014 | Blake: The wrench of regulation comes again for Uber and Lyft

November 19, 2014 | Beer battle brewing for 2016 ballot

October 29, 2014 | Blake: Vote random selection!… It’d be an Improvement

| Blake: Vote random selection!… It'd be an Improvement

October 9, 2014 | Blake: How long until ‘sustainability’ becomes eminent domain?

| Blake: How long until 'sustainability' becomes eminent domain?

September 29, 2014 | City Auditor Gallagher puts I-70 in his sights, again

September 10, 2014 | Blake: Candidates swap scripts in ‘silly season’ of political ads

| Blake: Candidates swap scripts in 'silly season' of political ads

August 27, 2014 | Blake: Let competition be the driver

August 6, 2014 | Blake: Turn your attention from fracking to Frankenfood

July 24, 2014 | Blake: The Polis Predicament

July 3, 2014 | The Awkward Failure of Losing the 2016 Convention

June 25, 2014 | Blake: Denver doubles down on ‘affordable housing’ ordinance

| Blake: Denver doubles down on 'affordable housing' ordinance

June 19, 2014 | Blake: With ballot initiatives, Polis shooting flies with an elephant gun

June 12, 2014 | Blake: Eric Cantor’s loss, and Colorado’s primary system

| Blake: Eric Cantor's loss, and Colorado's primary system

June 4, 2014 | Blake: Condo shortage likely to continue in Denver

May 21, 2014 | Blake: Freshen up bad legislation with a new coat of paint

May 14, 2014 | UberX and Lyft got the shaft, but it could keep others away from the gold mine

April 30, 2014 | Prohibition on red light cameras comes to screeching halt

April 23, 2014 | Blake: The petition process – does government trust you?

April 16, 2014 | Blake: Aurora development still faces court fights, legislative battles

April 11, 2014 | Blake: The exuberant and exorbitant transportation wars

March 27, 2014 | Blake: Not even new technologies can make an old tax go away

March 19, 2014 | Blake: Tesla’s distribution system challenges the auto industry, and lawmakers

| Blake: Tesla's distribution system challenges the auto industry, and lawmakers

March 12, 2014 | Blake: Aurora’s defense of crony capitalism

| Blake: Aurora's defense of crony capitalism

February 27, 2014 | Blake: Without tolls, HWY 36 expansion wouldn’t happen

| Blake: Without tolls, HWY 36 expansion wouldn't happen

February 20, 2014 | Blake: Long odds for breakaway creation of Aurora County

February 13, 2014 | Government picks winners and losers, even amongst wind, water and sun

February 7, 2014 | Blake: Bill would ‘unlevel the playing field’ — EXACTLY!

| Blake: Bill would 'unlevel the playing field' — EXACTLY!

January 30, 2014 | Blake: Amazon tax pits retail vs. retail

January 23, 2014 | Is it time to change how coroners are picked in Colorado?

January 17, 2014 | The temptations and traps of using the gold dome as a megaphone

January 10, 2014 | Bill would compel physicians to report epileptic patients to DMV

December 26, 2013 | Tancredo…and the debate over debating

December 19, 2013 | 2013 portends positive changes for Colorado’s transportation industry

| 2013 portends positive changes for Colorado's transportation industry

December 12, 2013 | Blake: Fed minimum-wage would trump Colorado Constitution

December 5, 2013 | Blake: Time to do away with legislator replacements by vacancy committee?

November 28, 2013 | Oil and gas rules will need more lubrication

November 14, 2013 | Redistricting for rural power likely to fall on thorny ground

November 7, 2013 | Blake: GOP shouldn’t count on A-66 diminishing Hickenlooper

| Blake: GOP shouldn't count on A-66 diminishing Hickenlooper

October 31, 2013 | Coffman v Romanoff an alpha-MAIL battle

October 17, 2013 | The wheels of justice grind more slowly than ever

October 10, 2013 | Will Frontier become the Wal-Mart of the skies?

October 5, 2013 | TIF brewing between General Assembly and local governments

September 26, 2013 | Marijuana still dealing with “black market banking” risks

| Marijuana still dealing with "black market banking" risks

September 12, 2013 | Road is paved for 2014 ballot question on sales tax – not gas

September 5, 2013 | The ‘Amazon Tax’ seems to be just a matter of time

| The 'Amazon Tax' seems to be just a matter of time

August 30, 2013 | Class action lawsuit against the Rockies? Yeah, that’s the ticket!

| Class action lawsuit against the Rockies? Yeah, that's the ticket!

August 22, 2013 | Forgive the pun, but Hickenlooper could be an Uber-Obama

August 14, 2013 | PUC continues taxi cab protectionism

August 8, 2013 | High-stakes wrangling over tourism subsidy continues

August 1, 2013 | ‘Blight’ – The new name of eminent domain

| 'Blight' – The new name of eminent domain

July 25, 2013 | Suddenly, backers of renewable energy bill seek “consensus”

| Suddenly, backers of renewable energy bill seek "consensus"

July 11, 2013 | NFL’s TV policy should change for taxpayer-financed stadiums

| NFL's TV policy should change for taxpayer-financed stadiums

July 3, 2013 | Beware bogus DMV sites – promoted by Google, no less!

June 20, 2013 | Power grab: No ‘good guy’ in Boulder’s attempt to seize Xcel

| Power grab: No 'good guy' in Boulder's attempt to seize Xcel

June 13, 2013 | Pro-Lobato attorney objects to new education tax initiative

June 12, 2013 | Ed tax proponents will aim for two-tiered increase in state income tax

June 6, 2013 | TABOR scofflaws nab extra $2.7 million for RTD

May 30, 2013 | If Hickenlooper runs for president, he won’t do it the Jimmy Carter way

| If Hickenlooper runs for president, he won't do it the Jimmy Carter way

May 23, 2013 | Beware the benefits of the B-corp

May 15, 2013 | Two veto strategies – will either work?

May 8, 2013 | Laundry list of problems with Democrat’s voting bill

| Laundry list of problems with Democrat's voting bill

May 2, 2013 | Catch a break on auto-emissions testing? Not so fast…

April 23, 2013 | Mile High Cab: You first must compete against bureaucracy and courts

April 18, 2013 | Legislature not done with energy policy bag of tricks

April 4, 2013 | Democrat majority still may face November ballot

March 28, 2013 | Begging for regulations comes naturally for “Naturopaths”

| Begging for regulations comes naturally for "Naturopaths"

March 21, 2013 | Denver Water torture: 22 consecutive years of price increases

March 14, 2013 | Lawmakers ready to double down on renewable energy mandates

March 7, 2013 | Guns and limos: Headed for court

February 28, 2013 | If you’re drowning in regulations, please only call a licensed plumber!

| If you're drowning in regulations, please only call a licensed plumber!

February 21, 2013 | Bipartisan tax games and pandering under the gold dome

February 14, 2013 | Peter Blake: Employment lawyers seek a greater payoff in discrimination cases

February 7, 2013 | Butter vs. Butter: Medicaid vs. Schools

January 17, 2013 | “Industry Acceleration” – It’s still just corporate welfare

| "Industry Acceleration" – It's still just corporate welfare