Colorado in focus: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state?
Watchdog News | September 19, 2017
The Gazette Op-Ed: Point/Counterpoint: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state? Colorado’s discerning and independent voters will again make the 2018 election a competitive drama that goes down to the wire. There is a myth that Colorado was a Republican bastion for decades before Democrats finally broke through the red wall and the […]
Colorado in focus: Voters’ approval of I-25 funding seen as crucial to ‘Gap’ widening
Watchdog News | September 11, 2017
Denver Post: El Paso County voters’ approval of I-25 funding seen as crucial to ‘Gap’ widening Even with two local ballot measures setting aside at least $16 million for widening Interstate 25 between Monument to Castle Rock, officials are nowhere near being able to foot the bill for the project. No other counties or municipalities […]
Colorado lawmakers turn to ‘fees’ to avoid Taxpayer Bill of Rights limits
Michael Carroll | September 11, 2017
Colorado state lawmakers increasingly engage in fiscal gymnastics to get around provisions of the state’s landmark Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR), according to both supporters and critics of the state’s 25-year-old constitutional amendment. Approved by voters in 1992, the TABOR amendment mandates that state and local governments get voter approval for specified tax increases, and […]