Update: A proposed ballot initiative that would ban concealed handguns on public college and university campuses was given the go-ahead yesterday by a state board that reviews such measures. But that doesn't mean the initiative will automatically be on the ballot. Starting in mid-January, the propo ... More >>
As recently as Monday, Representative Rhonda Fields didn't know if she'd be invited to President Barack Obama's Wednesday gun-control talk at the Denver Police Academy. But Fields was on hand along with many other local political heavyweights, including Governor John Hickenlooper, Senate President J ... More >>
Rollie Heath.In the run-up to yesterday's election, Rollie Heath, chief backer of the Proposition 103 education tax, told us the vote would be "very, very close." But it wasn't -- and its statewide defeat was joined in misery by Initiative 300, which would have mandated paid sick days in Den ... More >>
Rollie Heath.Tomorrow, voters will be asked to weigh in on Proposition 103, which would hike taxes to raise money for schools. Senator Rollie Heath, the measure's most familiar proponent, is unwilling to predict victory. But he believes the vote will be "very, very close" -- and he's optimis ... More >>
Scott Gessler.County clerks began mailing ballots out yesterday. And in Denver, Pueblo, Boulder and a half-dozen other counties, that also meant mailing ballots to voters labeled "inactive" -- some because they'd simply skipped one election cycle. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler had ... More >>
Tomorrow at 11 a.m., supporters of Proposition 103, which would hike taxes to better fund schools, will rally at the State Capitol on behalf of the measure. And while most political observers doubt 103's will win the day, one advocate thinks such so-called experts are selling voters short.
Rollie Heath.The Denver blog post cooperative is open for business. Colorado Pols notes that the author of a study saying Rollie Heath's Proposition 103 would cost 119,000 jobs doesn't exactly stand behind that figure. Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong isn't sure why the response to Netflix's d ... More >>
Morgan Carroll.Update: HB 1261, a bill to set THC driving standards, was put on hold by the Senate judiciary committee last month -- and committee chairwoman Senate Morgan Carroll says Westword medical marijuana critic William Breathes's blood test was a factor in the decision. Now, though, ... More >>
Osama and... friends?Just for you: three Denver blog posts. Colorado Pols: Jon Caldara (via Ann Coulter) tweets that if Americans can deal with a shot of Hillary Clinton's ankles, they can handle Osama bin Laden's death photo. WhoSaidYouSaid: Rollie Heath, aspiring taxman. Purple Row' on R ... More >>
MaxDenverWelcome, Denver blog post readers. Mile High Report's The Buffalo Kid asks how fans feel about last year's Tim Tebow pick. Right now, most still like it. Shock of the day from Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: Republicans oppose Rollie Heath's suggestion to raise taxes. The W ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Denver Post published a story about Morgan Carroll, a Democratic state senator from Aurora, who had angered the leadership in the legislature after posting a blog last month criticizing the way they treated Senate Bill 166, "which sought to ban drug companies from giving gifts ... More >>
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