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Lawsuit against signature-gathering firm illustrates problems with Colorado’s process to get on the ballot, lawyer says

Colorado has deep-seated problems with its petition system that could prevent qualified candidates from getting on the ballot, says an attorney for 2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee Walker Stapleton. Stapleton is suing a company he hired to collect thousands of signatures to land him on the primary ballot in a case that is slated to go […]

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The top Democratic and Republican pollsters in Colorado agree: 2020 is not looking good for the GOP

The state’s most prominent Democratic and Republican pollsters, in independent surveys of likely 2020 voters conducted a month apart, came to a consensus about the political mood in Colorado. President Donald Trump gets low marks. Gov. Jared Polis is popular. And people lean toward thinking that the state is headed in the right direction. But […]

Posted inEnergy, Politics and Government

Who’s signing the petition to recall Gov. Jared Polis? People who feel left out in Colorado.

The petitions sat on counters at businesses and volunteers set up tables in public areas. On Facebook, people from across Colorado asked where they could sign or how they could get copies of the recall petition to circulate. This is a glimpse at what the first weekend looked like in the effort to recall Democratic […]

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Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Petitions to recall two Democratic state senators have been approved by election officials, kicking months of threats by Colorado Republicans to oust Democratic lawmakers from office into high gear. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said opponents of state Sens. Pete Lee, of Colorado Springs, and Brittany Pettersen, of Lakewood, can begin gathering signatures to […]

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To recall Jared Polis, critics must get 10,521 voter signatures a day. Here’s what else you need to know.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis celebrated his first six months in office Monday. His critics marked the day with an effort to recall him from office. The Dismiss Polis group received approval to circulate a petition and collect signatures from registered voters to force a special recall election. To do so, the governor’s critics must collect […]

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Gov. Jared Polis recall effort mired by infighting and legal questions about donors, review finds

A committee to recall Gov. Jared Polis has raised more than $100,000 since March, but its reports are littered with errors and its online donors don’t always match the information it gives the state. Nearly 120 of the 1,337 itemized individual donations to the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis committee don’t have the required […]

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Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending $20,000 on ads touting his work — even though he’s term limited

Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia is spending roughly $20,000 on television and digital ads touting his work during the 2019 legislative session, an unusual step in a non-election year — especially for a term-limited lawmaker. But the Pueblo Democrat, who was reelected to his seat in 2018 for a final four-year term, is facing the […]

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A Colorado anti-tax group is trying halt a new law aimed at boosting early childhood education funding

By Sandra Fish, Chalkbeat Colorado An anti-tax group wants to overturn a law allowing local governments to create special districts to pay for early childhood education. The Colorado Union of Taxpayers received approval Friday to gather signatures to try to repeal House Bill 1052. That bill allows local governments to ask voters to approve special districts […]