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... more »
Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says... more »
Voters will not get to decide whether to raise taxes for parks this fall. The group Great Parks Great Communities officially pulled their request for a ballot initiative at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting.
They had wanted to ask voters for a dedicated sales tax increase of 15 cents on... more »
Would you vote for a tax increase if the money was dedicated specifically to parks? That's the question that a group calling themselves Great Parks Great Communities wants to put before voters this fall.
They announced plans Tuesday to ask El Paso County Commissioners to put a measure on... more »
A group calling themselves Great Parks - Great Communities plans to ask the El Paso County Commissioners to approve a ballot initiative seeking a 0.015 percent sales tax increase to fund operations and basic maintenance of parks, trails and open spaces in the county.
The Sustainable Parks Initiative is... more »
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... more »
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... more »
The sponsors of three tax-cutting proposals have appealed a judge's order that they must disclose who contributed money and help to get the measures on the November ballot.
The appeal filed last week with the Colorado Court of Appeals accuses the administrative law judge who oversaw the case and... more »
Progress for medical marijuana businesses in Colorado Springs could come to a halt.
Colorado Springs' City Council passed a pre-application process for licensing medical marijuana businesses at their May 25th meeting. Steve Wind was at the meeting, arguing against the industry all together.
"I want the people of... more »
A former assistant city attorney is accusing his old boss of violating campaign finance and labor laws. Thomas Marrese sent an email to Douglas Bruce and the Gazette Wednesday claiming that city attorney Patricia Kelly instructed a co-worker to write a memo highlighting the potentially negative impacts of Bruce's ballot... more »