Articles By Sandra Fish

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Don’t like what state lawmakers do? Here’s how to recall a law in Colorado

Voters were last asked to overturn a law approved by the Colorado General Assembly in 1932. And it worked.

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Cannabis lobby gains new clout in Colorado as its spending tripled in the past five years

The marijuana industry is counting on support from Gov. Jared Polis in a key legislative year

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Major corporations and political interests gave big money to Jared Polis’ inaugural committee

Colorado for All raised $1.5 million for the inauguration and spent $1.3 million -- more than twice what Gov. John Hickenlooper spent in 2015

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.

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Democrats want more disclosure of campaign advertising, but dark money remains an issue

Colorado is one of only 10 states that don’t require all campaign ads to identify the sponsor

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John Hickenlooper looks to Colorado to power his 2020 presidential ambitions

A Colorado Sun analysis of his federal leadership PAC shows 80 percent of his contributions came from Colorado

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Top donors to Jared Polis’ inauguration gave $50,000. But they remain unknown for now.

The host organization is Colorado for All, a nonprofit that can raise unlimited sums and includes prominent Colorado political names

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Dark money and disclosure gaps are priorities for new state election chief, Democrats

Incoming Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, says “reform is what the people of Colorado want"

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Here’s how much the oil and gas industry spent on the 2018 election in Colorado

A Democratic group topped the list, but majority of top corporate and nonprofit donors were energy interests