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Big tobacco is fighting Colorado’s nicotine tax bill with powerful lobbyists and a social media campaign

Big tobacco has launched a forceful effort to stop a bill that would ask Colorado voters to approve a cigarette tax increase and a new nicotine tax, spending thousands of dollars on a social media campaign against it and hiring some of the most powerful lobbyists at the state Capitol to ensure the measure is […]

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The politically connected owner of a Glenwood Springs quarry wants a massive expansion. Residents are preparing for a fight.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The beeping trucks and growling earth movers echo across the canyon overlooking the Colorado River. The Mid-Continent Quarry limestone miners blast cliff walls, crush and process debris into aggregate and truck it down into the valley, where a riverside tourist town bustles with shoppers, hot spring soakers and gondola riders.   Glenwood […]

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The oil and gas industry is again spending big to stop more regulation in Colorado. This time, it’s not working.

The oil and gas industry is spending big money as it scrambles to halt a fast-moving bill aimed at giving state and local governments more power to regulate drilling. The campaign to influence lawmakers includes a misleading TV commercial designed to generate public opposition to the bill and the hiring of new high-powered lobbyists at […]

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As outrage grows over the killing of a prominent journalist, a Denver law firm has been making $125,000 a month lobbying for Saudi Arabia

A prominent and politically connected Denver law firm has been making $125,000 a month lobbying on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia — a link that is drawing new scrutiny after the bipartisan outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s representation of Saudi interests dates back […]