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Boulder County taxpayers paying for multi-county organization aimed at making Colorado more progressive

“I’ve been asked by a state Democratic (sic) party candidate if there is a progressive group of counties. I told her that such a group is in formation, but didn’t say more.” Nancy Jackson, Arapahoe County Commissioner

By Sherrie Peif · July 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Original Report, Sherrie Peif

Progressive commissioner group seeks to "untangle TABOR" & redirect Senate Bill 267 money

“Supporting gives CCAT a little edge to later say ‘hey some of that rural transportation funding needs to be spent in our areas – not just the eastern plains.”

By Sherrie Peif · July 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

RTD faces big cuts following Senate Bill 267 drafting error; special districts to lose millions in revenue

“It’s a good reason why tax increases and debt measures like this should go to the voters where they get vetted in public,” Menten said.

By Sherrie Peif · July 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Denver, Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Top News, Transit, Transportation
Guest editorial: Provider fee bait and switch evades TABOR

Guest editorial: Provider fee bait and switch evades TABOR

The only way to interpret TABOR is that the limit must be lowered by the amount the program costs taxpayers.

By Brian Vande Krol · June 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Health Care, TABOR, Taxes
Demand side management enriches Xcel at ratepayer expense

Demand side management enriches Xcel at ratepayer expense

Bipartisan support for bad and expensive policy doesn’t miraculously change it to good policy.

By Amy Oliver Cooke and William Yeatman · June 13, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Governor signs anti-sexting bill into law

“I refer to that as the thermal nuclear option. That type of adjudication or an arrest on a juvenile’s record is going to have almost fatal consequences for the ability to obtain student loans for college or higher education. So prosecutors across the state, as was I, were hesitant to ever charge a juvenile with that kind of enormous offense for sexting.” — 19th Judicial District Attorney Michael Rourke.

By Sherrie Peif · June 9, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Legal, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Weld County
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How a clique of Capitol reporters bar access to competitors

Here in Colorado though, there’s a handful of journalists abridging press freedom through exclusion, sanctioned by the legislature.

By Sherrie Peif · June 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Politics, Sherrie Peif
Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

“We narrowed down on one area where people could come to an agreement. Where a document exists in an electronic fashion, we ought to be able to get that it that way in 2017.” — Rep. Mike ” Weissman, (D-Arapahoe County)

By Sherrie Peif · June 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Senate Bill 267 and the 'Grand Betrayal' by Colorado Republicans

The “grand compromise” of SB 267 is the largest “grand betrayal” from Republicans I have ever witnessed in my more than 25 years in Colorado politics.

By Jon Caldara · May 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · debt, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Politics, TABOR, Taxes

Colorado's "Damn Roads" one step closer to getting fixed after challenge period passes

“We said without raising taxes because that’s what’s in the measure. It is up to the legislature to decide how to fund this. Maybe it’s through budget cuts, maybe it’s through innovation, maybe it’s through reprioritization.” — Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute.

By Sherrie Peif · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Featured, Gold Dome, Jon Caldara, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation, Uncategorized