Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado may be the next state to decriminalize “magic” mushrooms as new research shows potential benefits

It wasn’t just the painful tumors or medication that made Alan Floyd sick.  It was the idea that death could come at any time, a brutal fact of his condition that came to dominate his days and grew into night terrors during his sleep.  “It was this monstrous, impending doom of death hanging over me,” […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: How one Colorado anti-abortion ballot initiative could affect pregnant people in over 30 states

With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the prospect of an even more conservative Supreme Court, abortion rights in many states are in extreme peril. But even before the next big abortion case is argued before the court, dangerous policies are already in motion. Right now, looming in Colorado, there is a deceptive […]

Posted inBusiness, Election 2020, News, Politics and Government

Rewrite of Gallagher Amendment repeal explanation in Colorado’s state-issued voter guide leads to lawsuit

A group opposing a question on the November ballot to repeal Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment has filed a lawsuit against state lawmakers who made sweeping changes last week to language about the initiative in the state-issued voter guide.  Protect Our Homes Colorado, the group opposing Amendment B, is seeking to stop the printing of the so-called […]

Posted inEducation, Election 2020, News, Politics and Government

17-year-olds would no longer be able to vote in Colorado primaries if ballot question passes

In 2019, the Colorado legislature granted 17-year-olds the ability to vote in primaries as long as they turn 18 before the general election.  But a question on the November ballot seeking to specify that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections would take that ability — touted by Colorado Democrats as a way to […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Crime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

Two lawsuits filed against Colorado governor’s decision to allow signature collection through email, mail

Two groups — including one hoping to ask voters in November to ban abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks of gestation — have filed separate lawsuits challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order allowing signatures to be gathered for ballot initiatives through email and mail. The lawsuits appear to be the first direct legal challenges to […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Colorado governor suspends laws to allow signature gathering for ballot initiatives by email and mail

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed an executive order that will allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail  to ensure Coloradans’ democratic rights don’t become another pandemic casualty. The executive order suspended several laws and will prompt the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office to develop rules to allow for signature […]

Posted inEducation, Politics and Government

TABOR repeal is off the table for 2020. Now it’s Initiative 271, a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

A coalition pushing to overhaul Colorado’s tax system will not pursue a complete repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights this year, opting instead for a ballot measure in November that would generate billions in new money with higher taxes on the wealthy. The new initiative — which is expected to receive final legal approval […]