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Ritter signs budget reform bill, ends reign of Arveschoug-Bird

Ritter signs budget reform bill, ends reign of Arveschoug-Bird

Gov. Bill Ritter signed budget reform Senate Bill 228 into law this morning. The controversial bill -- the work of bipartisan co-sponsors Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, Rep. Don Marostica, R-Loveland, and Rep. Lois Court, D-Denver -- made an...

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June 3, 2009 Blog, Politics
Bush dynasty weighs in on Colorado budget reform

Bush dynasty weighs in on Colorado budget reform

The latest crusader against Colorado budget reform bill SB 228, which passed out of the Senate yesterday on a party-line vote, is none other than Walker Stapleton, who is reportedly angling to become state treasurer in 2010 and who...

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March 18, 2009 Blog, Politics
Senate hurdles cleared; dealmaking awaits budget reform bill in House

Senate hurdles cleared; dealmaking awaits budget reform bill in House

Directly after his budget reform bill cleared the State Senate on Tuesday with a 21-14 party-line vote on Tuesday, sponsor John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, joined supporters in the Capitol's west lobby to celebrate its passage and rally support for the...

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March 18, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Schwarzenegger also attempting to repeal Colorado-style budget formulas

Schwarzenegger also attempting to repeal Colorado-style budget formulas

Colorado inched closer toward fiscal sanity today. Budget reform bill 228 passed the Senate this morning after roughly three hours of back and forth on the chamber floor, where GOP senators renewed the same objections they voiced to no effect during...

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March 17, 2009 Blog, Politics
Budget reform bill to pass out of Senate; supporters rally

Budget reform bill to pass out of Senate; supporters rally

After more than a week of delays and backstage negotiation, today may be the day controversial Colorado budget reform bill SB 228 passes out of the Senate and makes its way to the House. If the last few weeks...

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March 17, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Budget reform bill moves from center-stage to smoke-filled rooms

Budget reform bill moves from center-stage to smoke-filled rooms

What happened to Colorado budget reform bill 228? After reframing the debate on the state budget, energizing lawmakers for and against, spawning a GOP Senate filibuster and thrashing the voice of sponsor Sen. John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, SB 228...

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March 14, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Time to modernize Colorado’s fiscal landscape

Time to modernize Colorado’s fiscal landscape

Colorado has one of the most complex fiscal systems in the entire country. We are not, in our current form, adequately suited to deal with ever-changing economic realities. The Colorado General Assembly is currently debating a bill, Senate...

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March 6, 2009 Politics
A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

At roughly 10:30 p.m., in the waning minutes of the all-day Republican filibuster against Colorado budget reform bill SB 228, Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, threw an elbow. The Democratic majority wouldn't budge or break. After 10 hours, partisans on...

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March 3, 2009 Politics
Budget reform bill weathers GOP filibuster, clears another hurdle

Budget reform bill weathers GOP filibuster, clears another hurdle

Senate Bill 228, Democratic Senator John Morse's controversial budget reform legislation, received key preliminary approval late last night after a 10-hour Republican filibuster that, for all its passion, never seriously threatened passage of the bill. Senate members on both sides...

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March 3, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
GOP senators call on Ritter to veto budget reform bill

GOP senators call on Ritter to veto budget reform bill

Republican senators in Colorado are going all out today to stop a bill that would end automatic tax revenue allocations for roads and capital construction. Threatening long debate in the capitol tonight and a "barrage of amendments" to cripple...

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March 2, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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