Tag Archives: Amendment 71

A federal judge just lowered the bar for passing constitutional ballot measures in Colorado

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional a key part of a constitutional amendment passed by voters to make it harder to pass constitutional amendments. Head […]...

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March 27, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Lawsuit against ‘Raise the Bar’ pits urban voters against rural

From the “politics makes strange bedfellows” department: Several organizations that haven’t exactly been on the same side of issues came out in support this morning of […]...

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April 24, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

“Raise the Bar” raises concerns about implementation

The next time someone asks you to sign a petition for a statewide ballot measure, there will probably be one more question that you might […]...

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December 15, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Winners and losers in the money battle for your vote on ballot measures, 2016

Big Tobacco and Big Oil were the biggest players in Colorado’s ballot measures in 2016, writing checks for more than $36 million to influence your […]...

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December 14, 2016 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Coloradans vote to “Raise the Bar” beyond their reach

Coloradans have voted to “Raise the Bar” on constitutional ballot measures, a move that proponents say will protect the state constitution, but that critics say is […]...

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

Amendment 71, aka “Raise the Bar,” explained

Amendment 71, or “Raise the Bar,” is a rare beast— a ballot initiative about ballot initiatives. The measure, which seeks to make it harder to […]...

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October 19, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Diverse coalition unites against Raise the Bar

These days, the Vote No on 71 campaign travels with a 10-foot-tall wooden horse. As opponents see it, that’s what Amendment 71, also known as […]...

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October 14, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado oil and gas industry doubles down on Raise the Bar

Raise the Bar, the campaign that would  make it harder for Colorado voters to amend the state’s constitution, pulled in another $1.4 million in contributions […]...

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October 5, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fracktivists won’t challenge Secretary of State’s ruling, will instead fight “Raise the Bar”

The activists, environmental groups and community members behind two proposed anti-fracking initiatives have chosen not to fight the Secretary of State’s ruling that they didn’t […]...

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September 28, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: Federal Bureau of Land Management wants to move its headquarters to a state out west

“Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation and local officials are welcoming confirmation that came Thursday about the Interior Department’s plans to move the Bureau of Land […]

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