Peter Blake

Blake: Caucus can still benefit the underdog

Blake: Caucus can still benefit the underdog

Throwing red meat to an audience of Republicans in Colorado Springs is not the same thing as defeating incumbent Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet — or even winning the GOP primary.

By Peter Blake · April 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Peter Blake, Politics
Blake: The Great Colorado Booze War of 2016!

Blake: The Great Colorado Booze War of 2016!

The grocery stores have been further refining their proposals, filing three more possible initiatives last week. All would lower the eligibility requirement for groceries seeking a beer-wine license.

By Peter Blake · March 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Blake: Caucuses are still primary to Coloradans' hearts

The problem wasn’t the long lines at Democratic caucuses but the sparse crowds at Republican ones. The GOP had decided to abolish the straw poll that had been in effect only a couple of cycles and paid the price.

By Peter Blake · March 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, National, Peter Blake, Politics
Blake: Funding transportation needs adds fuel to the fire

Blake: Funding transportation needs adds fuel to the fire

If taxes are a must, user-pay levies are generally considered the fairest. Those who drive their cars over the roads pay their taxes at the pump. Those who don’t drive don’t have to pay.

By Peter Blake · March 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Health Care, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes

Blake: In Colorado, Clinton leads Bernie in 'superdelegates'

It’s already been noted that although Sanders beat Clinton by 60 to 38 percent in New Hampshire, she ended up with an equal number of delegates, thanks to the superdelegate system. The Establishment prefers her.

By Peter Blake · February 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Peter Blake, Politics
Blake: County clerks don't get a vote on election machines

Blake: County clerks don't get a vote on election machines

Secretary of State Williams may be right about the general superiority of Dominion. But he is asking for trouble when he tries to mandate a single system across the state, since different counties have different needs.

By Peter Blake · February 10, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Jeffco, Peter Blake
BLAKE: There's no such thing as a 'FASTER' 'TABOR'

BLAKE: There's no such thing as a 'FASTER' 'TABOR'

CDOT’s current budget is about $1.4 billion, Menten said, while RTD’s is $1.1 billion — way out of proportion to RTD’s usefulness.

By Peter Blake · February 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Constitutional Law, Economy, Gold Dome, Open Records, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

Denver voters are predictably socialist when it comes to supporting professional sports. They’re happy to pay even though the prime beneficiaries are the private owners of the sports teams.

By Peter Blake · January 25, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Peter Blake, Property rights, Sports, Taxes
Blake: 'Green Taxi Cooperative' hopes to speed past Uber

Blake: 'Green Taxi Cooperative' hopes to speed past Uber

An entrepreneurial union? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

By Peter Blake · January 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Denver, Economy, Peter Blake, Transportation
File photo - Todd Shepherd

Blake: Changes to liquor laws could be a tough swallow

Grocery stores are playing hardball. “We’ll invite them to our victory party. This is going to the ballot and we’re going to win.”

By Peter Blake · January 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Economy, Elections, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Politics, Uncategorized