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3 years 11 months ago

Bigger fights looming over state budget talks

DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado voters get another heavy-ballot year

Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing. To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet. Early voting starts Monday. Colorado...

4 years 5 months ago

Children's groups rally against tax measures

Colorado lawmakers, firefighters, school officials and children's organizations are gathering to speak out against three tax-limiting initiatives on the November ballot. Tuesday's rally at the state Capitol is being organized by opponents from Every Child Matters and Tennyson Center for Children. They say the initiatives will be harmful to...

4 years 7 months ago

Douglas Bruce catches another break

Colorado's best-known tax-basher has the government in fits again. Douglas Bruce has been given a second delay in the contempt-of-court charge against him. The Colorado Springs man was in court Wednesday to answer contempt charges after being accused of avoiding subpoenas in a lawsuit over three tax-cutting proposals on...

4 years 7 months ago

Opponents rally against November ballot measures

Dozens of people opposed to three ballot measures designed to cut taxes rallied in Colorado Springs Wednesday. Amendment 60, Amendment 61 and Proposition 101 are championed by proponents of small government. Amendment 60 would limit property taxes. Amendment 61 would halt most government borrowing. Proposition 101 would cut taxes...

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