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Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

Vote To Change Colorado Primary

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Two separate ballot initiatives focused on changing the Colorado Primary Election system have received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. Initiative 98 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary election without having to declare as either a Continue reading

Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

Register To Vote On Your Phone

Vote_Checkmark-300x300If you have not registered to vote for this November’s election, you can now receive registration and election information via text.  Colorado residents can now text the word “Colorado” or “C-O” to “2vote”, and a link where they can register to vote will be texted directly to their smart phone. The link will also contain Continue reading

Colorado Constitution May Get Harder To Amend

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGInitiative 96 supported by the group “Raise The Bar” has received enough signatures to be put to a vote in November. The Initiative would require any petition for a citizen initiated amendment to the state Constitution to get signatures from at least 2% of the voters in each of the state’s 35 Senate Districts. It would also increase the percentage of votes required Continue reading

Colorado To Vote On Assisted Suicide

Assisted SuicideThe measure that would allow terminally ill patients in Colorado, to acquire medication to assist with their death, has received the required amount of signatures to reach the November ballot. The “aid in dying” measure would change state law to Continue reading

Minimum Wage Measure Approved For Vote

MINIMUM WAGEA measure to increase the minimum wage in Colorado has received enough signatures to get on the November ballot. The proposed change would increase the minimum wage in the state to $12 an hour by 2020. The group responsible for putting the measure on the ballot, collected nearly 190,000 Continue reading

New Limits On Oil And Gas Development?

Co-Oil-Gas-300It’s possible that voters in Colorado may see issues concerning oil and gas development on the ballot this November. Supporters of two Initiatives turned in their petitions to the Secretary of Sate yesterday. Both initiatives seek to stop or limit oil and gas development in the state by amending the Colorado constitution. Initiative 75 would move Continue reading

Republicans Select Commissioner Candidates

MC Commissioners-150Don Cook and Ray Beck were picked Saturday by Moffat County Republicans at their Assembly to be Moffat County Commissioner candidates for the upcoming June primary election. Cook will represent the Republicans in District 1, and will face off against incumbent John Continue reading

Measure Introduced To Give Local Governments Power Over Environmental Issues

colorado-state-seal-300A measure that would provide local governments with more authority to decide how they would like to handle environmental issues like oil and gas production has gone through the necessary steps to get on the 2016 general election ballot.  The measure says that there are inherent rights for local governments to enact laws that establish, protect, and secure the Continue reading

Eleven Anti-Fracking Proposals Pushed By Fracking Foes

frackingColorado voters could see a lot of anti-fracking measures on the state ballot this fall. A group that thinks the state isn’t doing enough to protect people and land, submitted eleven anti-fracking proposals this week for state review. The measures range from Continue reading

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