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Those seeking to limit the influence of money in Colorado politics can only do so much. Reformers would love to limit campaign expenditures, for example,...
Colorado lawmakers started the day Wednesday with pledges of bipartisanship and odes to the Colorado way. Then Republicans in the state Senate promptly sent a...
The Daily Beast explains why Barack Obama’s we-have-no-strategy line means that there is no strategy yet on what to do about ISIS in Syria. The real fighting going on is within the Obama inner circle.
The numbers underline support for the Romanoff candidacy but they advertise the feasibility of a fundraising strategy the candidate has adopted that has been criticized as unrealistic.
On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the impact from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing corporations and anonymous special interests to spend unlimited sums to influence elections.
Last week, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and five fellow Democratic colleagues, proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate the campaign finance system. Long an advocate of campaign finance reform, Udall seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Citizens United decision, in which the high court ruled it unconstitutional to regulate the money spent during elections by corporations and unions. In that decision, the Court essentially based its ruling on an earlier Supreme Court decision of 1976, Buckley v. Valeo, which ruled that spending money in elections is a form of speech.
Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher told a roomful of Garfield County Democrats Monday during their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Dinner that campaign finance disclosure in America is “completely, irretrievably broken,” according to the Aspen Times.
A bill intended to clarify which groups are backing or opposing ballot measures – as well as provide administrative law judges more enforcement leeway...
State Sen. Morgan Carroll’s (D-Aurora) election expenditure bill, SB 203 (pdf), which mandates disclosure of corporate and union spending in Colorado elections, passed on third reading in the state House Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk after it passed on a party-line vote in the Senate Friday.
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