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Quit fining rural communities, say lawmakers to state

State agencies shouldn’t have free rein to charge exorbitant fines, especially to small communities that may not be able to pay them. That’s according to […]...

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April 25, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill would fine companies dodging healthcare costs

House Democrats Tuesday took another stand against big corporations that try to foist employee health care costs onto taxpayers. But the bill’s proponents and Gov. […]...

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April 7, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Mix

ACLU tracks Colorado courts unlawfully jailing poor people

City courts across Colorado routinely lock up people too poor to pay fines, according to investigations by the ACLU detailed in letters sent to Northglenn, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge....

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December 18, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth
Denver Grand Jury Rules Gessler Broke No Laws With His Spending

Denver Grand Jury Rules Gessler Broke No Laws With His Spending

Depending on your point of view, there’s good news and bad in the case of Secretary of state Scott Gessler and the $1,278 in public funds he spent to attend a Republican conference in August....

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June 20, 2013 Center Well, Politics

Amid new Big Branch revelations, spotlight also back on Colorado coal mine safety

New revelations this week that Massey Energy kept two sets of books at its Big Branch Mine, failing to report major safety hazards to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), have put the media...

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July 1, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Lawmakers Carroll, Court eye tougher campaign finance, ethics laws next session

Democratic state Sens. Morgan Carroll of Aurora and Lois Court of Denver say stricter penalties and tighter legal definitions should be at the heart of upcoming legislation to prevent abuses to laws regulating those looking to sway public opinion in...

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January 3, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Maes’ repayment of Poundstone draws more campaign finance scrutiny

Maes’ repayment of Poundstone draws more campaign finance scrutiny

Last month GOP gubernatorial nominee Dan Maes paid a record $17,500 in fines for violating the state’s campaign finance laws — laws which he has called ridiculous. This month he may have more fines to pay, or in any event...

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September 16, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories, Uncategorized
Gas-patch politicians ask Salazar to ease up on industry even as Colorado levies record fines

Gas-patch politicians ask Salazar to ease up on industry even as Colorado levies record fines

Monday, just a couple of days after running a story in which more than 90 county commissioners and other elected officials from around the West […]...

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April 26, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Secretary of State hobbled in battle against clean-elections violators

Secretary of State hobbled in battle against clean-elections violators

Voters in Colorado care about clean elections and voted through a ballot initiative specifically to enact laws governing campaign finances in 2002. Lawbreakers have been caught and fined. But that's apparently where enforcement ends. The list of groups violating the...

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December 4, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Three oil and gas companies fined for polluting stream near Parachute

Three oil and gas companies fined for polluting stream near Parachute

Three oil and gas companies have been fined nearly $700,000 for allowing loose dirt from a pipeline project and access road to wash over a […]...

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October 8, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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In Colorado, Democrats see a strong money haul as GOP relies on super PACs

Call Wednesday’s filing deadline the calm-before-the-general-election storm — the first time candidates and campaigns had to show the public their books since the June 26 […]

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