The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that political organizations dubbed 527s can spend unlimited funds for state candidates as long as the ads they're financing don't include so-called "magic words" such as "vote for" or "defeat."
The decision is a disappointment for Colorado Ethics Watch, which b ... More >>
Luis Toro.Colorado Ethics Watch is on a roll. Back in September, the organization successfully argued that Clear the Bench Colorado, which wanted to throw the bums off the Colorado Supreme Court, should have registered as a political committee subject to donation limits rather than an issues ... More >>
Matt Arnold.The political pissing match between Colorado Ethics Watch and Clear the Bench Colorado, which wants to throw the bums off the state's supreme court, was resolved on Friday in CEW's favor. Granted, CEW will have to pay some court costs from a July hearing -- but Clear the Bench's M ... More >>
Luis Toro.There's a strange, split resolution in the political pissing match between Colorado Ethics Watch and Clear the Bench Colorado, which aims to throw the bums off the state's supreme court. Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer has ruled in CEW's favor. But the organization still owe ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Today's entertainingly pissy political pissing match pits Clear the Bench Colorado's Matt Arnold, who wants to throw the bums off the state's supreme court, against Colorado Ethics Watch, which filed a campaign-finance complaint against Clear the Bench in May.
The issue? Legal bi ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Signed, Sealed, Rejected," explores the costs, intrigues and legal hurdles involved in getting citizen initiatives on the ballot in Colorado -- and the massive campaign underway to defeat three controversial antitax measures this fall.
That effort just got more mas ... More >>
Hushed: Douglas Bruce.Tax crusader Douglas Bruce headed into a Colorado Springs grand jury room earlier this week defiant and expansive, determined not to be "bullied" or silenced and half expecting to go to jail for taking a stand -- by not taking the stand.
He emerged with a grant of immu ... More >>
Tarred: Douglas Bruce.After a costly effort to unmask the creators of an anonymous website backing three controversial tax-relief issues, an administrative law judge has fined three of the listed proponents of the measures for violating state campaign finance laws -- and concluded that tax cr ... More >>