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Yes on 50 means more action in Colorado’s casinos, big payout...

As foreshadowed by the $7.5 million campaign put together by Coloradoans for Community Colleges, Amendment 50 has passed. That means voters in Cripple Creek, Central City and Blackhawk will soon vote on raising the maximum bet limit in Colorado from $5 to $100, allowing casinos to stay open 24/7 and bringing in craps and roulette.

Amendment 50: Odds on the casinos

Amendment 50 promises to pour millions into Colorado’s community colleges without raising taxes in an economy teetering towards recession. Why then, are so many people complaining that this gift horse has rotten teeth?

Ballot issues endorsement watch

Colorado's gargantuan ballot includes more than 14 constitutional amendments and referenda even after four measures were withdrawn on Oct. 2 by proponents after a surprise alliance of labor and business interests joined forces to oppose three anti-union amendments that remain. The Colorado Independent is putting the press to the test — we're compiling newspaper endorsements, analyzing them and then tracking the persuasive talents of editorial boards statewide.

Colorado’s monster ballot longest in the nation

With a record 18 proposals on everything from oil and gas taxes to unions to the developmentally disabled to gambling, Colorado voters will be weighing in on the longest ballot in Colorado since 1912 — and the largest in the United States this year.

Colorado voters face longest ballot in 96 years

Colorado voters haven't faced a ballot this long since 1912, the first year citizens were able to initiate laws in the state. After striking a pro-affirmative action measure for insufficient signatures Wednesday night, the Secretary of State's office drew a line under a total 18 statewide questions for the November ballot -- 14 initiated by citizens and four referred by the State Legislature.
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