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Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Opinion: Wealthy Coloradans should support paying their fair share of taxes

Colorado election 2020 results: President, Senate, House and ballot questions

The latest Colorado election results reported in real-time in the top races on the ballot

Nicolais: An extraordinary group of supporters have proclaimed Amendment B the right thing for Colorado

The campaign to repeal the Gallagher Amendment has brought together people and groups that have spent decades accustomed to fighting each other

Discount cigarette makers file federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate part of Colorado’s Proposition EE

The companies say the so-called minimum-price provision unfairly benefits premium tobacco brands, like Philip Morris USA, whose parent company, Altria, helped negotiate the language in the ballot measure

Federal prosecutors charge Texas billionaire with Colorado ties in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

Prosecutors also announced that Robert F. Smith, founder and chairman of Vista Equity Partners, will cooperate in the investigation and pay $139 million to settle his own tax probe

Proposition 116 explained: Colorado must decide whether an income tax cut is worth a hit to state budget

The measure would lower the state’s income tax on individuals and corporations to 4.55% from 4.63%, lowering state revenue more than $150 million a year

Proposition 116 explained graphic

Opinion: Stop digging a hole for first responders, schools and small businesses. Vote “yes” on Amendment B

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar write that the Gallagher Amendment has no business being in the state constitution.

Amendment B puts spotlight on Gallagher’s mixed legacy of budget cuts, tax relief and inequality in Colorado

A new Colorado Sun analysis of state property tax data determined that Gallagher has exacerbated Colorado’s urban-rural divide, gashing public budgets in small communities that already struggle to afford essential services.

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to hold up blue book printing over Gallagher Amendment language

Analysis created by nonpartisan legislative staff was removed last week and replaced with a description written by lawmakers

Opinion: Prop. 116 would only worsen the severe lack of school funding in Colorado

Opinion: Prop. 116 would divert money from schools and health care. Why you should vote no.

Colorado legislators say that Proposition 116 would make economic hardships and disparities even worse

Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrives

Four questions are pending approval from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, including a measure to create paid family and medical leave program and a state income tax cut

Opinion: We can heal the coronavirus’ economic wounds with Initiative 271

How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.

Colorado, California and a few other states are leading the way, steering tax dollars from marijuana legalization toward controlled, peer-approved studies assessing the medical effectiveness of cannabis compounds.

Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.

Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

Already trouble signs are emerging signaling that would-be allies lack the enthusiasm needed to sell the 2020 electorate on a difficult ballot question

Opinion: Colorado’s gateways to public lands need help from Congress

Colorado lawmakers made billions in cuts to finish the budget. Now Gov. Polis may need to make even more.

The $30.3 billion state budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year left a slim reserve to cushion against economic fluctuations, putting the state on edge

Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills

Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term

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