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Marijuana Group Endorses BB

MARIJUANA-300The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) has announced that it is endorsing Proposition BB, the statewide measure to allow Colorado to keep and spend marijuana tax dollars. The issue is back on the ballot because Colorado exceeded a previous state tax revenue projection. Due to TABOR, the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, the matter Continue reading

Building a Better Colorado to Hold Community Meeting in Craig

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGBuilding a Better Colorado will be discussed at a community meeting in Craig this week. BBCO is a nonpartisan, statewide effort to engage Coloradans to address structural challenges in state government and to find shared solutions around three key areas: financial sustainability, Continue reading

Commissioner Explains Formula for Signature Gathering

frank-moe-300Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe explained yesterday that the formula for determining the number of petition signatures needed to put a Local Marketing District on the upcoming ballot is different than creating most special districts. He says the law dictates that they target property value for those signatures. Continue reading

Effort to Allow Pot Users to Carry Guns Falls Short

GUNOrganizers of a push to ask Colorado voters to let marijuana users carry a concealed firearm say they didn’t collect enough signatures for their effort this year. But they say the goal remains to put the question on the November 2016 ballot and they’ll relaunch a signature-gathering campaign next year. The deadline to collect Continue reading

State to Ask Voters for Exemption in TABOR Laws for Pot Tax Excess

MARIJUANA-300The state plans to ask voters this fall, whether the state should continue to use marijuana tax profits for school construction and other programs. Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation Thursday that would put the de-brucing question on the November ballot. TABOR laws in Colorado say that all revenue from new taxes Continue reading

Law Makes it Harder for Citizens to Add Ballot Measures

Ballot-300Colorado citizens have a new hurdle to petition for new provisions in the state constitution. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday to require that citizen petitions have estimates of the fiscal impact when organizers are gathering signatures. That’s a Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling over Constitutional Changes Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado residents would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week. A House committee yesterday advanced a measure to require that citizen petitions have fiscal impact Continue reading

Election Day; Ballots Due by 7

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. If you haven’t turned your ballot in yet, you have until 7 tonight to do so. Ballots should be taken to your local elections clerk. Drop off points are at the Moffat County Courthouse, the Routt County Courthouse annex in Steamboat, Oak Creek Town Hall, Hayden Town Hall, the courthouse in Meeker, and the Continue reading

Democrats Closing Gap on Returning Ballots

Ballot-300Democrats are cutting into the GOP’s edge in Colorado midterm election ballot returns. But Republicans remain about 85,000 ballots ahead of Democrats with less than a week to go. The Colorado Secretary of State announced that as of Wednesday morning, election officials had received 905,500 ballots. Of those, 379,250 Continue reading

Democrats Trail Republicans In Early Returns

republican and  democrat 300With just over one week to go before election day, more than a half million Coloradans have already cast their ballots. A breakdown of ballot returns by county shows that more than twice as many Republicans as Democrats have returned their ballots in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties.  Statewide, Democrats have returned only 72% as Continue reading

Statewide Ballots Set for Fall Elections

Ballot-300The Secretary of State’s Office has set the ballot for this year’s elections. There will be 4 statewide issues for voters to decide. Those issues will deal with the definition of a person, casino gambling in three counties, food labeling, and open meetings. All 4 are citizen driven measures. The personhood measure is one that has been Continue reading

Restoring Colorado Stops Campaign to Regroup

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGThe folks behind Restoring Colorado, an effort to change how the state legislature is made up, are shutting down their campaign for the year.  The group says they just don’t have enough money to pay petitioners to gather signatures to Continue reading