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Tag Archives: Common Cause

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

Critics worry proposed bill would disenfranchise voters

A proposal to change the availability of voting centers across the state is splitting voting rights groups between those who favor saving money and those […]...

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February 9, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Corporate ‘bill mill’ ALEC now says it believes in climate change

In law suit, ALEC demanded activists “remove all false or misleading material” that suggests ALEC is in the climate-change-denial business. The groups flatly rejected the demand....

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April 6, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CO high court denies Gessler appeal, ending campaign finance disclosure case

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday ended a multi-year battle over campaign finance rules that pitted Secretary of State Scott Gessler against nonprofits Colorado […]...

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December 10, 2014 Just In

Controversial utility commission appointee Vaad never confirmed

Vaad drew heat from clean energy supporters for his ties to ALEC and its powerful fossil-fuel lobby. Governor Hickenlooper reappointed Vaad in May after the Senate failed to act. ...

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June 27, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Scott Gessler ain’t gonna quit

Secretary of State and GOP gubernatorial primary contender Scott Gessler has had a big week......

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May 22, 2014 Politics
Colorado Open Records Reform Bill Draws Activist Ire

Colorado Open Records Reform Bill Draws Activist Ire

It is a bill good-government activists were supposed to get behind enthusiastically. Then they read it. Now they now decry it as being ambiguously worded and ripe for abuse....

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February 19, 2013 Center Well, Politics
Colorado Sec of State Gessler claims to have removed 400 non-citizens from voter rolls

Colorado Sec of State Gessler claims to have removed 400 non-citizens from voter rolls

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler told the Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club recently that his office has removed more than 400 noncitizen residents of Colorado from the voter rolls, according to the Colorado Statesman. ...

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February 22, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
Carroll admonishes Gessler in advance of campaign finance hearing

Carroll admonishes Gessler in advance of campaign finance hearing

State Senator Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, a strong advocate for campaign-finance transparency, Wednesday penned an open letter to Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler, asking him to rethink rules he is proposing that would dramatically thin laws governing political issue...

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December 15, 2011 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the...

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December 12, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, 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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