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Tag Archives: Campaign Finance

Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them

Union committees and various political groups have raised more than $1.5 million so far to influence the outcome of school board elections across the state, […]...

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October 19, 2017 Campaign Finance, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]...

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October 17, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Jared Polis, Walker Stapleton, and Colorado’s low campaign cash limits

Two recent events that shifted the ground under Colorado’s sprawling candidate field for governor have lent scrutiny to the rules governing how money is raised […]...

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August 3, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Colorado’s High Court rules in favor of DougCo schools—but not vouchers

Updated below to add statement from Douglas County School District. The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday handed the Douglas County School District its second legal […]...

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July 3, 2017 Campaign Finance, Education, Just In, The Mix

Another Colorado ‘social welfare’ nonprofit just got fined for improperly playing in elections

  A state judge in Colorado has fined a nonprofit $23,000 for coordinating with local campaigns and not registering as a political committee. The fine […]...

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May 16, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

State Sen. Marble slapped with ethics complaint for oil/gas event

A Colorado state senator may have run afoul of ethics laws by allowing, as alleged in an ethics complaint, an oil and gas company to […]...

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May 9, 2017 Campaign Finance, Capitol Dispatch, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A bill to close a dark-money loophole dies in Colorado

Mystery fliers about candidates in elections that don’t say who paid for them will still be allowed in Colorado after a law supporters said would […]...

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April 27, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

In Colorado, lawmakers clash over a dark money loophole

During Colorado’s November legislative elections, mysterious fliers fluttered around the districts in some of the state’s most hotly contested races. The anonymous glossy fliers lacked the […]...

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April 13, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

A dark money lawsuit, a colorful cast of characters, and Colorado’s citizen campaign finance cop

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A former GOP congressman, a Koch-connected talk radio host, a pastor who once conducted an exorcism of […]...

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April 4, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Democratic lawmakers take on dark money in elections communications

Last year, at least four campaign fliers showed up in voters’ mailboxes in the Front Range that didn’t disclose who paid for the mailers. As […]...

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March 16, 2017 Campaign Finance, Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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