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Prop. DD explained: What sports gambling would mean in Colorado and how much (or little) it would generate

Voters will be asked in November to make Colorado the 19th state with legal sports betting — and, policymakers hope, generate a small pot of new tax revenue in the process. It comes in the wake of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a federal prohibition of sports gambling in most of the […]

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As Colorado prepares to ask voters to OK sports betting, a regional divide on the issue has surfaced across the U.S.

By Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press CHERRY HILL, N.J. — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year’s end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and […]

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

Worried about asking voters for too much money in November, Democratic leaders are moving to withdraw a $2.3 billion transportation measure from the 2019 ballot. A bipartisan bill expected to debut Friday would delay the ballot question until 2020 and reduce the size of transportation bonds issued. State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, the measure’s sponsor, told […]

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Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?

If an 11th-hour Democratic effort to raise nicotine taxes debuted Wednesday makes it to the ballot, Coloradans could face as many as four consequential spending questions when they vote in November. How those efforts could interact remains unknown, but discussion is already underway about the potential consequences of asking voters to make so many revenue-generating […]

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Voters could decide on legal Colorado sports betting in November; tax revenue would go toward state’s water plan

Colorado voters are likely to be asked in November to legalize sports betting and approve a 10 percent tax on net proceeds from the wagering that would mainly go toward paying for the state’s water plan. House Bill 1327 was introduced Thursday afternoon with bipartisan sponsorship. It asks lawmakers to send the legalization and taxation […]

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In governor’s race, Jared Polis proposes new carbon tax, endorses other tax hikes

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis said he supports a new tax on carbon pollution — one of a handful of tax hikes he endorsed in the latest debate. The five-term Boulder congressman has supported a carbon tax at the federal level, and he confirmed for the first time Wednesday that he would pursue the same […]