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Tag Archives: Tabor

GREG LOPEZ | A ‘taste-test’ candidate counts on personal touch to prove skeptics wrong

In the world of conventional political wisdom — a world to which he pays no mind — Greg Lopez’s chances of winning the Republican primary […]...

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June 16, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Griego, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado teachers can claim an unwelcome distinction: most underpaid in the nation (or close to it)

Teachers from West Virginia to Oklahoma and Kentucky have staged protests or walked off the job in recent weeks to agitate for better pay and […]...

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April 6, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In

Personality trumps policy in the Dem gov primary at El Paso County assembly. Also, Donna who?

COLORADO SPRINGS — For some Democrats here in one of the more conservative areas of Colorado, a decision between two top candidates for governor could […]...

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April 1, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Try, try again: Latest attempt at Colorado school funding measure would raise $1.6 billion with income, corporate tax increases

Colorado voters could see a $1.6 billion tax increase for education on their November ballots. Backers of a major school funding measure have been cleared […]...

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February 26, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]...

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January 5, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Cary Kennedy on the stump: Change TABOR, give locals more control on fracking, ban military-style guns

At a Tuesday campaign stop on a liberal arts campus in Colorado Springs, Democrat Cary Kennedy said if she becomes governor she would want to […]...

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November 29, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Five things we learned when Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates got on the same stage to talk about education

Nine Republicans and Democrats hoping to become Colorado’s next governor offered contrasting views Friday of the state’s public schools to an audience of more than […]...

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October 16, 2017 2018 Governor Race, Chalkbeat, Education, Just In

Former U.S. drug czar Bennett: Colorado will come to regret legalizing marijuana

Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana are losing the battle, says the nation’s first drug czar, William Bennett, who served in that capacity under […]...

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July 24, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, who is running for governor as a Republican, said after thinking about it […]...

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May 23, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Five(ish) takeaways from the 2017 legislative session

The 2017 legislative session may have done more for rural Colorado than any session in the past two decades.   “Rural, rural, rural! Music to […]...

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May 12, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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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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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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