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Xcel’s claims about its ‘Colorado Energy Plan’ challenge reality

If recent history is any guide, Xcel’s statement that ratepayers will save money challenges reality

By Amy Oliver Cooke and William Yeatman · September 22, 2017 · 0 comments · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Politics
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Guest editorial: Things to keep in mind as your property taxes go up

There have been efforts to make systemic changes in our property tax laws to protect some of those who pay property taxes.

By Steve Miller · September 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

Police called on Douglas County activists; principals threatened

“We understand that our community is passionate about political causes and candidates. We also support the right to exercise free expression. It is incredibly unfortunate when activities of this nature disrupt important events like Parent Nights, Back-to-School Nights, or other school-sponsored activities.” — Will Trachman, DCSD Legal Counsel.

By Sherrie Peif · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Elections, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Uncategorized
Guest editorial: Corporate favoritism by cities harms small business

Guest editorial: Corporate favoritism by cities harms small business

Local, unique small businesses do not get the same breaks given to big, out of state corporations.

By Susan Kochevar · August 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Commerce city, Economy, Politics, Taxes, Westminster
Voters are pushing back on urban renewal abuse in Colorado

Voters are pushing back on urban renewal abuse in Colorado

Ideally, the legislature would simply repeal Colorado’s badly outdated urban renewal statute, along with existing TIF authority.

By Mike Krause · July 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arvada, Economy, Littleton, Mike Krause, Parker, Politics, Steamboat Springs, Urban Renewal, Wheat Ridge

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
Net neutrality denies economic reality

Net neutrality denies economic reality

All Internet packets are not created equal, because you and I want it that way. Net neutrality denies this reality.

By Barry Fagin · July 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Barry Fagin, National, Politics
Colorado PUC expands its authority, plays politics at ratepayers’ expense

Colorado PUC expands its authority, plays politics at ratepayers’ expense

The PUC in March expanded its authority in a way that’s likely to drive up electricity costs.

By Brit Naas · July 11, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Politics
Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

Guest editorial: Initiative to ban smartphones for kids ignores benefit of technology

The “Preservation of Natural Childhood” initiative would make any sort of handheld wireless technology to be used by anyone aged 13 and younger illegal. This is anything but “natural”.

By Greg Pulscher · June 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Politics
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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