Bob Rankin

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Dark money group drops $500,000 to help put a paid family leave initiative on November ballot

The latest state-level campaign finance reports show Democratic candidates and super PACs lead GOP rivals in legislative contests

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Colorado scrutinizes oil and gas tax breaks as severance taxes drop and the state budget gets tight

A recent legislative analysis finds the Colorado oil and gas industry pays second lowest severance tax rate among nine Western states

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With Jared Polis’ blessing, Colorado lawmakers will try again to let state employees collectively bargain

Democrats have been trying for years to pass a bill to allow state employees to negotiate higher wages but have faced blowback from Republicans

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Three budget numbers that will set the tone for the 2020 legislative session in Colorado

The December economic forecasts show slower growth and TABOR limits will restrain state spending in the next budget year

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The Democratic agenda came with a big price tag. Now Colorado budget writers worry about paying the bill.

The rising costs of Gov. Jared Polis’ full-day kindergarten program is part of an estimated $100 million in additional costs lawmakers will need to cover

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How much Colorado taxpayers will get in TABOR refunds depends on these two wildcards

A ballot measure in November will ask voters a key question, and now lawmakers are talking about a special legislative session, too

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Colorado lawmakers plan to remove $2.3 billion transportation question from ballot, delay it to 2020

Colorado legislative leaders are concerned about an increasingly crowded 2019 election ballot with substantial spending questions

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Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long

Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.

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Will Colorado reform its checkerboard of school taxes? Not this year.

Advocates said they hope this is not the end of the road for an idea that could raise as much as $450 million for education and make school funding fairer