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Tag Archives: ballot initiative process

Carroll-Court ballot initiative transparency bill sails through House and Senate

Carroll-Court ballot initiative transparency bill sails through House and Senate

State Senator Morgan Carroll and Representative Lois Court's ballot-initiative transparency bill, HB 1035, passed Monday unanimously out of the Senate and with a wide majority in the House. The deep support for the bill is notably rare...

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March 1, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado initiative process reaches a tipping point

Colorado initiative process reaches a tipping point

Colorado voters are making too much law and the wrong kind of law at the ballot box, according to a growing list of elected officials, analysts and experts. Critics of the state's famously loose ballot-initiative process agree it unnecessarily opens...

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April 16, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Rep. Lambert pounces on state AFL-CIO director, attacks Employee Free Choice Act

Rep. Lambert pounces on state AFL-CIO director, attacks Employee Free Choice Act

During a hearing on legislation that would reform Colorado's ballot initiative process, GOP lawmaker stuns colleagues with off-topic questions targeting labor official....

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April 1, 2009 Center Well, Politics, State Budget
Bipartisan ballot initiative reform bill gains unanimous committee support

Bipartisan ballot initiative reform bill gains unanimous committee support

Legislation introduced by Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll that would reform the state's notoriously loose ballot initiative petition process passed the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Tuesday with an unanimous vote, underlining the bipartisan support the bill has...

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April 1, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
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
Budget-busting initiative backer doesn’t yield on questionable ballot language

Budget-busting initiative backer doesn’t yield on questionable ballot language

Jeff Gross, author of a budget-gutting ballot initiative, has refused to address any questions posed by state reviewers, including how its proposed tax amounts could even pay for the cost of collecting them. With the final version of the initiative...

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March 23, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Ex-lobbyist Poundstone pushes anti-tax state ballot initiative

Ex-lobbyist Poundstone pushes anti-tax state ballot initiative

According to firebrand former Colorado lobbyist Freda Poundstone, "People voted for [Barack] Obama because they're desperate and want change." And to Poundstone, the change Colorado needs comes in the form of a ballot initiative she's co-sponsoring that would drastically...

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March 12, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s citizen initiative system gears up for another monster ballot

Colorado’s citizen initiative system gears up for another monster ballot

Louis Schroeder came to the State Capitol on Friday to attend a review hearing on a ballot initiative he authored that aims to radically reduce Colorado property taxes. Schroeder and four staff members from the government's Legislative Council...

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March 9, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Honey, let’s float a ballot initiative!

Honey, let’s float a ballot initiative!

Is Barack Obama's birth certificate a fake? Has he illegally sneaked lessons he learned as an infant born somewhere "over there" into the highest office of the land? That's one of the more popular set of ideas animating attendees at...

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February 27, 2009 Blog, Politics
Amendment 54 lawsuit goes forward

Amendment 54 lawsuit goes forward

In the months since voters passed Colorado's controversial Amendment 54 in November, and from the moment it passed into law on the last day of December, its expanding implications have slowly come into focus, spurring heated arguments for and...

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February 19, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Critic Robert Denerstein on Foxcatcher and wrestling with a difficult subject

The movie is named for du Pont’s Pennsylvania estate and it’s partly about the ways in which a deluded rich man tried to buy his way into a fantasy version of himself.

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