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Tag Archives: Amendment 47

Speaker Carroll targets initiative petition process for reform

Speaker Carroll targets initiative petition process for reform

House Speaker Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, introduced legislation on Tuesday designed to address abuses that plagued the ballot initiative process in Colorado last election season. Co-sponsored in the House by Lois Court, D-Denver, and in the Senate by Majority Leader Brandon...

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March 25, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
‘Right-to-work’ gets trampled in Colorado

‘Right-to-work’ gets trampled in Colorado

On Election Day, Colorado voters decided against Amendment 47, a contentious “right-to-work” measure that sought to restrict the way unions organized in the state. It has been more than three decades since such a proposal was actually defeated on the...

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November 5, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Election Day Q&A on fans, foes of Amendment 47

Election Day Q&A on fans, foes of Amendment 47

The Colorado Independent posed three questions to proponents and opponents of Amendment 47, a so-called right to work initiative that would restrict what way labor organizes in the state, by banning collective bargaining agreements between unions and businesses that require...

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November 4, 2008 Blog, Politics
Voting on Election Day in Colorado? Here’s what you need to know

Voting on Election Day in Colorado? Here’s what you need to know

It will likely take planning, preparation and perseverance to get through the longest ballot in Colorado history amid unprecedented turnout for the historic 2008 election. Even though more than half of the state's active voters have already cast a...

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November 4, 2008 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Ballot issues endorsement watch

Ballot issues endorsement watch

Colorado's gargantuan ballot includes more than 14 constitutional amendments and referenda even after four measures were withdrawn on Oct. 2 by proponents after a surprise alliance of labor and business interests joined forces to oppose three anti-union amendments that...

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November 3, 2008 Blog, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
Hickenlooper robocall: “I really hate robocalls…”

Hickenlooper robocall: “I really hate robocalls…”

There are good robocalls and there are bad robocalls. And then there are robocalls that pretend not to be robocalls. ...

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October 24, 2008 Blog, Politics
‘Right-to-work’ committee fined over finances

‘Right-to-work’ committee fined over finances

An administrative law judge has penalized a political committee that bankrolled the “right-to-work” Amendment 47 state ballot question for failing to disclose financial contributions supporting the measure....

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October 17, 2008 Blog, Politics
Firefighter, cop battle blaze of anti-union ballot measures

Firefighter, cop battle blaze of anti-union ballot measures

Faced with three state ballot initiatives targeting labor unions, public servants in Colorado — most notably firefighters and law enforcement personnel — are using their free time to work as community organizers against the measures....

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October 8, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Labor-business alliance pledges to kill three anti-union measures

Labor-business alliance pledges to kill three anti-union measures

Unions and business groups in the state announced today the formation of a massive joint campaign against three anti-union initiatives on the state ballot, following an agreement by labor to pull four other ballot questions that would have strictly regulated...

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October 2, 2008 Blog, Politics
New pro-Amendment 47 ads begin airing

New pro-Amendment 47 ads begin airing

Television ads supporting Amendment 47, the “right-to-work” ballot question, show still images of fire fighters and cops, while asking viewers to give workers in Colorado “more freedom.”...

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September 26, 2008 Blog, Politics

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Will the Colorado GOP block unaffiliated voters from its 2018 primaries? It seems unlikely but there’s a movement to do it

Last week, the Colorado Republican Party said it would take a vote next month to determine whether to scrap its June 2018 primary elections now […]

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