Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

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

Last month, Colorado passed Proposition 116, which will lower the current flat state income tax rate of 4.63% to 4.55%. Supporters of the measure said that Coloradans needed relief from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, but this regressive, shortsighted tax cut will end up doing more harm than good. Amidst an economic recession […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Celebrating Black philanthropy in August and beyond

Black Philanthropy Month lifts memories of my grandparents, Dr. Whitney Moore Young, Sr. and Laura Ray Young.  They were the inspired leaders of the Lincoln Institute in Shelby County, Kentucky, in the Jim Crow South.   An all-Black boarding school supported by segregationist donors, Lincoln Institute was charged on the surface with teaching students agricultural, janitorial […]

Posted inBusiness, News, Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper is worth at least $7.8 million. Here is where his money is invested.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper is worth between $7.8 million and $23.6 million, according to a financial disclosure filed Friday. The former two-term Colorado governor reported income between $733,000 and $2.4 million from January 2018 to October 2019, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of the disclosure report. Most of the income came from […]

Posted inGrowth, News

Colorado cities want to embrace “gentle density” of granny flats, but they’re hitting speed bumps

On a corner lot along West Dakota Avenue in Westwood, a small structure has sprung from the backyard of the neighborhood’s typical one-story frame house. The detached unit represents a show of resistance in what sometimes seems an inexorable march toward economic displacement. With only a wooden plank rising to the front door and exposed […]