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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gargantuan ballot includes more than 14 constitutional amendments and referenda even after four measures were withdrawn on Oct. 2 by proponents after a surprise alliance of labor and business interests joined forces to oppose three anti-union amendments that...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
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
Colorado DLC urges ‘vote no on poison pill amendments’

Colorado DLC urges ‘vote no on poison pill amendments’

A state advocacy group of conservative Democrats is stepping into the fray between business interests and unions by taking a position opposing labor-backed ballot measures that would provide workers injured on the job with stronger legal rights and require employers...

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September 23, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Union campaign spends $4.6 million on media blitz, political stakes go even higher

Union campaign spends $4.6 million on media blitz, political stakes go even higher

A Colorado labor union raised more than $3.2 million in the last two weeks for a campaign to support two ballot proposals regulating safe business practices and to oppose a "right-to-work" measure supported by pro-business interests. Nearly all of the...

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September 17, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Salazar, Perlmutter oppose ‘right-to-work’ measure

Salazar, Perlmutter oppose ‘right-to-work’ measure

Democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, a politician known for his moderate stances in Washington, D.C., joined U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden) in breaking the usual political protocol of not wading into local issues to oppose Amendment 47, a “right-to-work”...

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September 15, 2008 Politics
Colorado ballot includes many a union-related measure

Colorado ballot includes many a union-related measure

Colorado's 18 issue Herculean ballot this year — the longest in the nation, wouldn't you know — can be credited, in part, to people who love and hate unions. There are a total of seven labor-related ballot issues...

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September 12, 2008 Center Well, Politics
Colorado voters face longest ballot in 96 years

Colorado voters face longest ballot in 96 years

Colorado voters haven't faced a ballot this long since 1912, the first year citizens were able to initiate laws in the state. After striking a pro-affirmative action measure for insufficient signatures Wednesday night, the Secretary of State's office drew...

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September 4, 2008 Blog, Politics

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Uncovering ‘a mess’ at Colorado’s state mental hospital

Some recent reporting by The Pueblo Chieftain in southern Colorado got the attention of local officials this month with a series of stories that chronicled problems plaguing the state […]

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