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Tag Archives: Pat Steadman

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real water […]...

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July 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Raise the Bar wants to make it harder to change Colorado’s constitution

Colorado’s constitution has become a “dumping ground” for special interests, and the time has come to rein in the process for amending the state’s chief […]...

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June 1, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Lawmakers fail to reform Colorado’s Ethics Commission

The Republican-controlled Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee shot down a bill Monday that would have begun to reform Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission. The […]...

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May 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers rebuke party leaders, reject charter school funding compromise in Senate

Lawmaker differences over charter schools and unhappiness with K-12 funding came to a boil late Thursday when senators finally took up the state’s annual school funding bill after a number of false starts....

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May 6, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

‘Bullies have won’ in the SCFD fight, say gagged arts leaders

Stop griping or your funding will be cut. That was the warning small arts and cultural groups gleaned from their funder, the Scientific and Cultural […]...

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April 13, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Racial bias shadows the Front Range culture funding fight

Win the battle, lose the war? That may be the fate of arts and culture groups fighting for a bigger share of tax dollars from the […]...

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February 25, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Why Gitmo detainees won’t save a dud Colorado supermax

The plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has triggered a flurry of election-year fear mongering about the possibility of federal detainees being […]...

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February 24, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Conflicts of interest for Ethics Commission? Lawmakers seek fix.

Lawmakers hoping once again to try and rid the state’s anti-corruption agency from its own conflicts of interest might have an unlikely ally in their […]...

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December 31, 2015 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Critics rail as lawmakers take up Denver-metro culture funding

Sen. Pat Steadman hopes a proposal to renew arts and culture funding in the Denver metro area will be a smooth way to begin what all […]...

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December 28, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

SCFD board entertains then rejects alternative public arts funding proposals

The plan for how tax dollars will be divvied up to pay for arts and culture organizations in Metro Denver isn’t going to change, the Scientific and […]...

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October 23, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

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The Green Party’s Jill Stein rallies Colorado: ‘This is a realignment election’

COLORADO SPRINGS —  “I’m ashamed.” The two words came around noon on Friday from a middle-aged man in a beard and sunglasses who was sporting […]

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