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Tag Archives: Altria

Secretive lobbying group heads to Denver next week. Here’s what you need to know

Updated to add statement from Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. As a powerful organization backed by some of the nation’s wealthiest conservative families prepares to […]...

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July 13, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Winners and losers in the money battle for your vote on ballot measures, 2016

Big Tobacco and Big Oil were the biggest players in Colorado’s ballot measures in 2016, writing checks for more than $36 million to influence your […]...

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December 14, 2016 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Big tobacco stubs out cigarette tax

Colorado’s David and Goliath race is over. Goliath won. Amendment 72 was called at 9 P.M Tuesday. It failed. The measure would have revised the […]...

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November 9, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix

The battle for the ballot (measures) isn’t over yet

The last state campaign finance reports before Election Day show that the fight isn’t over on many of the initiatives that will be decided next […]...

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November 1, 2016 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Virginia-based tobacco giant on track to be the biggest spender in Colorado history

Big Tobacco may beat out the casino industry for a dubious distinction: biggest spender on a ballot measure in Colorado’s history. Supporters of Amendment 72, […]...

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October 20, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Ugly independent political spending in Colorado tripled in the last election cycle

It will come as no surprise to Coloradans force-fed a fire-hose stream of ugly and untrustworthy campaign election material over the last two years that independent spending-- spending directly tied to no candidate and mostly free of accountability-- more than...

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August 24, 2011 Center Well, Politics

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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