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1 year 8 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

3 years 11 months ago

Challenge to Colorado voter guide dismissed

Abortion opponents hoping Colorado officials would revise language about a ballot measure to outlaw abortion on a state voters' guide have lost their fight in court, for now. Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt took less than an hour Thursday to reject the attempt by abortion opponents to change...

3 years 11 months ago

Abortion foes sue over Colorado voter guide

Abortion opponents in Colorado are suing to force the state to change how it describes an abortion-related amendment before voters this fall. The state-approved description of the so-called Personhood Amendment includes a summary of opponents' positions on the measure to change the state constitution to say that citizenship rights...

4 years 1 month ago

New effort for Colorado personhood amendment

Backers of Colorado's personhood amendment plan to announce their campaign strategy on Monday. The group pushing for voter approval also plans to discuss their campaign message and to release their first radio ad. The proposal would give unborn fetuses human rights in the state constitution, setting up a...

4 years 1 month ago

Douglas Bruce due in court today

The father of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights is headed to a Denver court to answer questions about new tax-cutting proposals. Douglas Bruce of Colorado Springs was scheduled to appear Monday for a deposition in a lawsuit over three tax-cutting ballot measures headed to Colorado voters this fall. ...

4 years 3 months ago

Sen. Udall gets consumer rights passed

Sen. Mark Udall's office announced that he voted for the Wall Street overhaul bill meant to prevent future financial meltdowns. The bill included Sen. Udall's amendment to give consumers free access to their credit score if they are denied a loan, or insurance, or are given a higher interest rate...

4 years 5 months ago

Bill aims to untie schools from TABOR

State lawmakers will soon take up the issue of whether to ask voters for more power to raise taxes specifically for schools and colleges. The proposed DECIDE amendment is being pushed by the group Great Education Colorado . Policy Director Lisa Weil says, if passed, the amendment would give...

4 years 6 months ago

AG Suthers weighs in on marijuana legislation

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers went on record Friday, "vehemently opposing" any legislation that embraces a medical marijuana system that uses clinics or dispensaries to distribute medical marijuana. Suthers says Amendment 20, passed by the voters of Colorado in 2000 allowed patients to grow and possess small amounts of...

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