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9 months 6 days ago

New Voting Rules for Colorado Elections

Colorado is preparing for an all-mail election this year under new statewide rules. In the past, Coloradans had the option of voting by mail rather than standing in lines on Election Day. In the upcoming November 5th election, every voter in the state will get a ballot in the mail,...

1 year 1 month ago

Morse recall campaign gets 16,000 signatures

State history was made on Monday: the Secretary of State confirms it's the first time enough signatures have been gathered to recall a state legislator. In light of recent gun control legislation recall organizers working to remove Senate President John Morse brought in more than double the number of...

1 year 9 months ago

Marijuana dominates short CO ballot measure list

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is known for ballots packed with constitutional amendments and voter initiatives. But this year, Colorado voters will see a relatively lean ballot. A marijuana-legalization question is one of only three questions up for a public vote statewide, and the other two have attracted little interest. One...

1 year 11 months ago

New Colorado ballot initiatives

DENVER (AP) - Two groups trying to get measures on the November ballot in Colorado are turning in petition signatures. A group that wants to regulate large political contributions, Colorado Fair Share, said it turned in more than 176,000 signatures on Monday. That's about 82,000 more signatures than it needs...

2 years 8 months ago

Teachers jobs on the line in District 49

We just spoke with D-49 School Board member Tammy Herald. She tells us between the defeat of Proposition 103 and failed mill levy and bond ballot issues, the district will be cutting around $4,000,000 for the upcoming year. She says while the board will look at all options, the chances...

2 years 8 months ago

Prop 103 defeat will hurt D-11

We just finished speaking with Colorado Springs District 11 CFO Glenn Gustafson. He tells is the school district will have to cut about $5,000,000 from the next budget due to Proposition 103 failing. He says until now the district has been able to keep budget cuts away from the classroom,...

2 years 9 months ago

Helpful information for voters

Voters must return their ballots in by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at their local county clerk's office, or designated drop off site. In El Paso County the Clerk and Recorder's Office will provide curbside drop-off at all four branch locations on Monday, October 31, and on Tuesday, November 1....

2 years 11 months ago

Deadline for hospital vote approaching

Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model. A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if...

3 years 6 months ago

Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago ballot

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has put Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot for Chicago mayor. Thursday's decision revives the campaign of the former White House chief of staff who was thrown off the Feb. 22 ballot by an Illinois appellate court for not meeting a residency requirement...

3 years 9 months ago

Early voting continues

Those who would rather not stand in line to vote on election day can cast their ballot early at several locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Early voting runs through Friday, October 29, except for Sunday in Colorado Springs. In Colorado Springs go to: Centennial Hall...

3 years 9 months ago

Recreational marijuana use on California ballot

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama's drug czar says federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters pass a ballot initiative to legalize recreational medical use. Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske is in Southern California on Wednesday for a visit to a...

3 years 9 months ago

Colorado voters get another heavy-ballot year

Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing. To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet. Early voting starts Monday. Colorado...

3 years 9 months ago

Children's groups rally against tax measures

Colorado lawmakers, firefighters, school officials and children's organizations are gathering to speak out against three tax-limiting initiatives on the November ballot. Tuesday's rally at the state Capitol is being organized by opponents from Every Child Matters and Tennyson Center for Children. They say the initiatives will be harmful to...

3 years 10 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...

3 years 10 months ago

Clerk clears up confusion about voter cards

The Pueblo County Clerk wants to clear up some confusion about a card all registered voters should receive in the mail. It's called a voter information card. The card lists your precinct location, party affiliation and whether you're a permanent mail-in voter. Registered voters who want to change their address,...

3 years 11 months ago

Backers of initiatives claim voter guide biased

The battle over three tax-cutting proposals on the Colorado ballot in November is spreading to a voter's guide written by legislative staffers. Proponents of the measures have sent angry e-mails to the Legislative Council denouncing the analysis of the proposals' fiscal impact. They have accused the council, a nonpartisan...

3 years 11 months ago

Douglas Bruce catches another break

Colorado's best-known tax-basher has the government in fits again. Douglas Bruce has been given a second delay in the contempt-of-court charge against him. The Colorado Springs man was in court Wednesday to answer contempt charges after being accused of avoiding subpoenas in a lawsuit over three tax-cutting proposals on...

4 years 5 days 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 5 days 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 1 month ago

Jane Norton cleared for Senate primary ballots

Colorado's primary election ballot has firmed-up, as Lt. Gov. Jane Norton has officially been placed before voters. Norton will face Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in an Aug. 10 primary. Buck achieved top billing on the ballots through the statewide Republican assembly last month. Norton bypassed the assembly...

4 years 7 months ago

Government debt limits on ballot

DENVER (AP) - An initiative to limit borrowing by state and local governments in Colorado will appear on the November ballot. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher said Friday that supporters of the measure had gathered enough signatures to put it before voters November 2. It will appear on...

4 years 9 months ago

Pros and cons of ballot measure 2C

The city of Colorado Springs budget crisis has been well documented-- tens of millions of dollars of cuts in the last year and in the year ahead. Warnings of layoffs and further service cuts have been issued. Voters are being asked to raise property taxes to cover the deficit....

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