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Tag Archives: Mike May

Redistricting law passes granting courts greater discretion

Redistricting law passes granting courts greater discretion

DENVER-- A bill that will remove regulations imposed on the state Supreme Court when asked to determine legislative districts, passed this final week of the legislative session....

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May 13, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Lawmakers deal with Ritter, DAs to reform system that charges youth as adults

Lawmakers deal with Ritter, DAs to reform system that charges youth as adults

Draft legislation that would limit the power of Colorado district attorneys to charge 14- and 15-year-olds as adults was watered down this week by sponsor Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, who said that, although the bill enjoys the support of...

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April 14, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Hard Case: Ritter unlikely to support new rules on trying youth as adults

Hard Case: Ritter unlikely to support new rules on trying youth as adults

Gov. Bill Ritter doesn’t think it’s a good idea to limit district attorney authority to determine whether to try suspects in juvenile or criminal court. […]...

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April 5, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics
Support building to lessen DA power to try Colorado youth as adults

Support building to lessen DA power to try Colorado youth as adults

DENVER-- A bipartisan team of Colorado lawmakers is seeking to raise the age at which juveniles can be tried as adults in the state. Rep. Clair Levy, D-Boulder, is introducing legislation this week to make 16-year-old suspects the youngest...

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March 22, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Top Stories, Uncategorized
House ideological flare up on how best to help the poor

House ideological flare up on how best to help the poor

In pushing a bill aimed at easing tax burdens on low-income families, state Rep. Daniel Kagan, D-Englewood, Friday said voting no on the bill amounted […]...

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February 12, 2010 Blog, Politics
GOP leaders on anti-tax initiatives: Serves Ritter right

GOP leaders on anti-tax initiatives: Serves Ritter right

The Colorado Independent yesterday noted Gov. Bill Ritter’s strong language during his State of the State address on the three tax-slashing initiatives headed to the […]...

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January 15, 2010 Blog, Politics
Penry, no longer a candidate, still free to dole out bad campaign advice

Penry, no longer a candidate, still free to dole out bad campaign advice

State Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry in running for governor drew sharp critiques in the media for making unsupported allegations and baldly stretching facts in […]...

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November 18, 2009 Blog, Politics
State Long-Term Fiscal Commission a ‘philosophical battleground’ by design

State Long-Term Fiscal Commission a ‘philosophical battleground’ by design

It appears at first as though an important political-cultural wall has crumbled. Provocative conservative talk-radio host Amy Oliver is offering testimony in an official capacity on state budget and funding priorities. She is a member of the legislature's Interim Long-Term...

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August 7, 2009 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Penry asks Ritter for a peek at paperwork and a taste of power

Penry asks Ritter for a peek at paperwork and a taste of power

Senate Majority Leader and candidate for governor Josh Penry and House Minority Leader Mike May sent Gov. Ritter a letter today (pdf) asking to review […]...

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August 4, 2009 Blog, Politics
Top Senate Democrats pay bonuses while state struggles with cutbacks

Top Senate Democrats pay bonuses while state struggles with cutbacks

Outgoing Colorado Senate President Peter Groff paid eight legislative employees $30,000 in bonuses before leaving office to take a job with the Obama administration, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. His successor in the leadership post, Longmont...

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June 16, 2009 Blog, Politics

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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: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

“Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top […]

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