TABOR

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$10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money couldn’t push Proposition CC to passage

A look at the final campaign cash reports shows plenty of dark money on Proposition CC and two major players betting big on Proposition DD.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

10 states use bottle deposits to boost recycling rates. Could it work for Colorado?

States with bottle bills have some of the highest recycling rates in the country. But many were implemented before curbside recycling came to fruition.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s new reinsurance program has a TABOR problem. Lawmakers fear that could cause “cascading” impacts across the budget.

As Polis requests more money, a legislative analysis found the health insurance program could have an additional $165 million budgetary hit

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With Proposition CC’s failure, Colorado Democrats face a budget crunch in 2020. Here are their 4 options to address it.

Democrats in the Colorado legislature will have to choose between sacrificing parts of their ambitious agenda, or finding creative –– and politically risky –– ways to pay for it

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado wants to steer more students toward college by driving down higher education costs beyond tuition

Close to half of Colorado’s adult population hasn’t pursued education beyond high school at a time when the majority of jobs demand certificates or degrees

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Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.

Nicolais: Choppy waters ahead for Colorado Democrats?

After years benefiting from good fortune and favorable electoral environments, Colorado’s latest election should be a warning for Democrats looking beyond 2020

Opinion
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The next fiscal fight in Colorado starts now: A bid to repeal TABOR and one to raise taxes on top earners

The defeat of Proposition CC on the 2019 ballot is not deterring a movement by liberal groups for a graduated income tax system