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Tag Archives: Tabor

Former U.S. drug czar Bennett: Colorado will come to regret legalizing marijuana

Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana are losing the battle, says the nation’s first drug czar, William Bennett, who served in that capacity under […]...

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July 24, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, who is running for governor as a Republican, said after thinking about it […]...

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May 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to […]...

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May 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to save rural hospitals survives Republican headwinds, up for final vote

The sweeping omnibus bill to save rural hospitals, provide a one-time funding boost to rural schools and a tax break for small business is just […]...

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May 9, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Gov. Race 2018: Brauchler and Robinson would both sign deal to save rural hospitals

Two Republicans running for governor in 2018 say that despite reservations if they were currently in the office they would sign a compromise bill to […]...

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May 8, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many times […]...

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May 4, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Advocates rally at state Capitol for paid family and sick leave

Dozens of business owners, health care professionals and community members gathered in the Capitol in downtown Denver today to push for medical and family leave insurance […]...

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April 11, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado Springs election was a ‘citizen uprising’ against dark money, smears and special interests

COLORADO SPRINGS — On Wednesday afternoon, Richard Skorman was wearing a black apron while at work in Poor Richards, the restaurant he owns downtown. He […]...

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April 6, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado schools face an uphill battle as lawmakers wrestle with budget

Colorado lawmakers learned Friday that balancing the state budget just got about $135 million harder. That’s the increase in the shortfall between available money and […]...

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March 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

Guest post: We’re Republican lawmakers and we think it’s time to fine tune TABOR

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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February 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

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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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