Great Education Colorado Lines Employees’ Pockets While Pushing for Higher Taxes
Progressive nonprofit Great Education Colorado claims to be the most effective education advocacy group in the state, but less than 30 percent of Great Education’s funding actually finds its way to education campaigns and issues. The small amount spent on education has supported initiatives that would drastically raise taxes on Coloradans. According to Great Education Colorado’s publicly available IRS 990 reports, $120,000 – 55 percent | Read More »
Allies of Colorado Senator Morse Launch Misleading Website, Radio Ads to Deter Recall
Allies of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), who faces a potential recall election because of his unpopular support of strict gun control measures, recently launched a misleading website along with a series of robocalls and radio ads labeling recall petitioners as frauds and criminals.
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Costly Medicaid Expansion Nears Approval In Colorado
The Colorado State House voted last Thursday to approve a multi-billion dollar Medicaid expansion for the state of Colorado. Colorado’s Medicaid healthcare program is administered by the state, but jointly financed with the federal government. The expansion takes advantage of provisions in President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, the Patient Provider and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. While Medicaid currently consumes more than 20% | Read More »
Election Bill Threatens Colorado’s High Voter Turnout
Backers of a bill that would mandate mail-in ballot elections as the standard for Colorado claim that the legislation would increase voter participation, despite empirical data to the contrary. HB 1303, known as the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, is a partisan election-law overhaul drafted by Colorado’s far left groups such as Common Cause and Progressive Coalition, along with big labor union groups like AFSCME and | Read More »
Colorado State Senator’s Sponsorship Of Trial Lawyers Legislation Reveals Conflict of Interest
Colorado State Senator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), who was hired as a trial lawyer in January and has a history as a practicing attorney, has sponsored and provided vocal support for legislation that could directly benefit trial lawyers in Colorado. In what is possibly a rather large conflict of interest, Carroll has signed on as a primary sponsor to House Bill 1336, which is currently being debated on the Senate floor and is backed by lobbyists from top law firms in the state.
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Universal Healthcare Foundation In Colorado Wants To Go Further Than Obamacare
A push for government provided healthcare that extends beyond President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is in the works in Colorado.
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Opponents of School Choice Appeal Douglas County Decision to Colorado Supreme Court
Opponents of Douglas County’s Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) have filed an appeal and petitioned for the school choice case to be heard by the Colorado Supreme Court, a month after a significant defeat in the Colorado Court of Appeals. A total of 93 pages of documents were filed with the Supreme Court on Thursday, the deadline for a petition to be submitted to the state’s highest court | Read More »
Colorado Tax Dollars Go Up In Smoke With Weed Oversight Waste
Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) failed to pass a state audit it faced earlier this month, as the auditor’s report revealed wasteful spending on purchases including furniture, electronics, and vehicles. Beyond the frivolous spending, the audit also highlighted nineteen consecutive months where MMED’s expenses far exceeded its revenues despite a large influx of public tax revenue allocated to the Division. A total of 89 pages | Read More »
Republican Union PAC: The Right Way to Achieve Solidarity and Deliver Boots on the Ground
In the aftermath of whatever it was that happened to Republicans in the 2012 election cycle, a strong consensus emerged that building and maintaining a better infrastructure was a priori for conservatives and the overall ground game of the right. Patrick Davis and his newly formed Republican Union PAC agreed and began to blaze that trail even before the losses in November, working to give Republicans a head start | Read More »
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BREAKING: Colorado Rep. Rhonda Fields’ Rap Sheet Longer Than Previously Reported
A key Colorado lawmaker behind Democratic efforts to increase gun restrictions in the state has a more extensive criminal record than was previously reported according to court records.
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