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Colorado’s governor continues to fund positions in his office with money from private donors

Six positions in Gov. Jared Polis’ office this fiscal year are funded by grants from non-governmental organizations, including one funded by the grandson of Walmart’s founder, another that has received large sums from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a third led by the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs. The grants total […]

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Amendment 78: Colorado voters reject giving lawmakers more oversight on spending

Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a conservative-backed ballot measure seeking to give state lawmakers more oversight over how to spend money from the federal government and lawsuit settlements. With more than 1.1 million ballots counted as of 10:30 p.m., Amendment 78 was failing with 44% voting in favor of the measure and 56% against it. […]

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Colorado voters reject Proposition 120, which sought to cut some Colorado property taxes

Colorado voters rejected a Republican-backed effort to reduce some property taxes, a stinging defeat for conservatives who have increasingly turned to ballot measures to advance their policies as their statewide and legislative candidates keep losing. The vote for Proposition 120 as of 10:30 p.m. was 57% in opposition to the ballot measure and 43% in […]

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Turnout remains low as Election Day arrives in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know to vote.

Odd-year elections in Colorado traditionally have low turnout, but voter participation this year has been even more anemic than usual despite fiery school board contests and consequential ballot initiatives. As of Sunday night, 755,631 ballots had been cast, representing just 19% of active registered voters in the state. More Democrats and Republicans had cast ballots […]

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Conservatives have dropped millions on Proposition 120 and Amendment 78. No one is spending to oppose them.

See the results of Prop. 120 and Amendment 78. The battle over Proposition 120 and Amendment 78 on Colorado’s November ballot is about as lopsided as a political contest can get.  On one side are conservative groups that have spent millions of dollars to ensure the passage of Proposition 120, which would cut property taxes, […]

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Denver judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to invalidate votes cast for Amendment 78

A Denver judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate any votes cast in the November election for Amendment 78, leaving the plaintiffs with scant time to appeal before Election Day. Judge J. Eric Elliff found that Bell Policy Center Executive Director Scott Wasserman and Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue, who filed the legal action […]

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Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Colorado voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to approve a slate of statewide and local ballot initiatives, as well as pick the members of their local school boards.  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When do I need to mail my ballot back? County clerks can begin mailing out ballots Oct. 8, and […]

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Group files 11th-hour lawsuit seeking to block one of three questions on Colorado’s statewide ballot this year

The head of a liberal-leaning fiscal policy organization and a Summit County commissioner filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block one of three statewide measures set to appear on the November ballot, arguing the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office inappropriately approved the question and that any votes for it shouldn’t be counted.  Scott Wasserman, of […]