February 26, 2013 8:57 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Plans to form regional body to upgrade the crumbling storm water system in Colorado Springs and El Paso county have been put on hold. Colorado Springs Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a joint resolution with El Paso County Commissioners on storm water until next month.
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July 9, 2011 1:43 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce is denying allegations that he illegally offered legal advice to people last year.
The counsel for the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation had filed a complaint alleging Bruce was practicing law without a license when he offered advice relating to... more »
April 8, 2011 3:46 PM
A statewide Grand Jury has indicted Douglas Bruce for failing to pay income taxes on income earned in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
The four-count indictment was announced this afternoon by the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
Bruce is suspected of attempting to evade his tax responsibilities by funneling... more »
January 26, 2011 6:49 PM
Douglas Bruce, a proponent of November's "strong mayor" issue, says the newly-created executive position paying $96,000 will not be all it was cracked up to be and that City Council "is where the action is."
Bruce formally announced his candidacy for an at-large council seat Tuesday, putting an end... more »
October 19, 2010 11:35 AM
Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce says a complaint filed with the secretary of state's office that ties him to three anti-tax measures is frivolous and meant to scare people into voting against them.
The Denver Post reports the complaint filed Monday by a coalition opposed to Amendments 60, 61, and... more »
October 14, 2010 1:32 PM
An anti-tax advocate who has tried to distance himself from a trio of tax-and-debt cutting measures is urging supporters to volunteer to get the proposals passed next month.
The Denver Post reported Thursday that Douglas Bruce made the pitch in an e-mail last month to backers of Amendments 60... more »
September 8, 2010 8:37 AM
A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them.
Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold... more »
September 7, 2010 8:19 AM
The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday.
There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt.
Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of... more »
September 3, 2010 12:27 PM
Government lawyers are continuing to push for Colorado Springs tax-cutting activist Douglas Bruce to give information about his role in three ballot measures before voters this fall.
The contempt-of-court hearing against Bruce continues in Denver.
Bruce is the father of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill Of Rights (TABOR), and the... more »
September 2, 2010 8:16 AM
It's Round Three in the government's battle to have a Colorado Springs anti-tax activist answer questions about his role getting tax-slashing measures onto state ballots.
Douglas Bruce has a hearing this morning in a contempt-of-court case. The government wants to compel Bruce to talk about whether he helped some... more »
August 26, 2010 8:28 AM
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 »
August 10, 2010 8:34 AM
Colorado anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired high-profile Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case.
The case stems from failed efforts to subpoena Bruce to testify in a lawsuit over tax-cutting measures on the November ballot. Bruce, who has represented himself in court, was in... more »
July 28, 2010 8:34 AM
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 »
July 26, 2010 9:15 AM
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.
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July 13, 2010 6:40 PM
Douglas Bruce thinks the Colorado Springs mayor should be paid more. Much more. Around $84,000 more. No joke.
It's true: Colorado's best-known advocate for fiscal responsiblity and a long-time thorn in city government's side wants to increase the mayor's salary to $90,000 per year, up from the current salary... more »
July 9, 2010 4:29 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating an email sent to anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce, sent from one of their officers. Bruce tells NF5 "I'm not asking for the detective to be fired, but he should be reprimanded." The email was sent from an officer using his city police email. It asks... more »
July 8, 2010 11:48 AM
Anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce says a Colorado Springs police detective sent him a disparaging message from the city e-mail system.
The e-mail asked, "Punch any reporters lately?" Bruce, a former state representative, kicked a news photographer on the floor of the state House in 2008.
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June 20, 2010 7:35 PM
"...By handing it to such person. They didn't hand it to me," says Doug Bruce, reading from Colorado law on serving subpoenas.
Bruce says legally he's not in contempt of court. The motion against him claims Bruce ignored a court subpoena to testify on a hearing for individuals' involvement... more »
June 17, 2010 9:09 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Denver judge has approved a motion by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers that clears the way for him to try to have anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce held in contempt of court.
The decision Thursday finds that Bruce has been served with a ubpoena to testify... more »
June 10, 2010 3:20 PM
The Colorado Court of Appeals has rejected a claim by anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce that Colorado Springs improperly rejected an initiative.
The court said Thursday that the city had the right to make its own rules and also delivered a harsh rebuke for Bruce. The court said Bruce broke... more »
May 25, 2010 8:22 AM
Proponents of three anti-tax measures on the November ballot are telling a judge they can't identify the source of the initiatives.
Five proponents who are accused of failing to report campaign donations said Monday they got the ballot language and instructions from a mysterious "Mr. X," who sent them... more »
May 12, 2010 12:53 PM
A judge has ordered anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce to appear for a deposition about who financed a petition drive to get three statewide measures on the November ballot.
Denver District Court Judge Brian Whitney issued the order Monday at the request of the Colorado Secretary of State's Office.
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March 27, 2010 11:36 PM
Anti-tax activist, Douglas Bruce, says Colorado lawmakers are violating the state constitution, and he filed a lawsuit Friday.
"They have to set aside 3 percent of fiscal year spending, which is a dollar amount." Bruce says, but emphasizes that the money in those accounts is intended to remain in... more »
February 23, 2010 9:19 PM
Colorado Springs City Council has adopted Ballot Issue 300 into the city code. A resolution containing an interpreted version of the issue passed on Tuesday by a 6-3 vote with councilmen Sean Paige, Tom Gallagher and Darryl Glenn all cast votes against the measure.
Voters passed 300 in November... more »
January 12, 2010 11:03 PM
Issue 300 author Douglas Bruce will meet with Colorado Springs city staffers to try to clarify the purpose of Issue 300.
Voters passed Issue 300 in November 2009. It eliminates enterprise fees and phases out enterprise payments to the city in eight year's time. Several money issues have come... more »
January 11, 2010 7:15 PM
If you voted for Ballot Measure 300, Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce wants you to attend a city council meeting on Tuesday.
The city will be talking about how to resolve the conflicts between the ballot measure and the city charter. Voters passed issue 300, which ends city enterprise payments,... more »
December 10, 2009 10:11 AM
A Colorado Springs municipal court jury has acquitted anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce of trespassing at a Costco store in August. The jury acquitted Bruce and fellow anti-tax activist Doug Stinehagen on Tuesday. The two had gone to Costco to gather signatures for a ballot proposal requiring the city to phase... more »
November 13, 2009 6:25 PM
Jury selection in the case against Douglas Bruce got underway Friday morning, but quickly hit a speed bump.
When chosen, the jury will decided whether Bruce and Douglas Stinehagen broke the law on August 15th when they refused to leave a Costco store parking lot. The two men say... more »
November 11, 2009 12:42 AM
Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce is calling out the city of Colorado Springs for unfair prosecution practices after he and friend Douglas Steinhagan were cited for trespassing while collecting signatures for a ballot initiative. That was the focus of a pre-trial hearing Tuesday afternoon. After about 7 hours of testimony and... more »
November 4, 2009 8:43 PM
The ballots have been cast and counted but there are still questions about a key measure in Colorado Springs. Debate continues about ballot issue 300, which votes past Tuesday night and ends enterprise payments to the city
At a press conference Wednesday, anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce who sponsored the... more »
November 4, 2009 12:31 AM
Springs voters said yes to 300 and no to a property tax increase.
"I think there are some areas where we need to spend money -- the types of things that they need for 2C but I think they need to spell it out in the ballot," said one... more »
October 2, 2009 3:32 PM
Anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce spotted an error in an election notice mailed to Colorado Springs voters, and city officials say it will cost $20,000 to print and distribute a corrected version. The mailing notified voters that a proposed $46 million tax increase will be on the Nov. 3 ballot. State... more »
September 22, 2009 7:02 AM
A trespassing case against anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce was thrown out because of an error on the ticket, but a new ticket was quickly issued to keep the case alive. Bruce and another man were arrested in August in front of a Colorado Springs store where they were gathering signatures... more »
September 21, 2009 7:57 PM
Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce's trespassing case was dismissed by a judge today. Bruce and another man were ticketed on Aug 15. for trespassing in a Costco parking lot for refusing to leave while petitioning for signatures for a city ballot proposal.
The officer wrote the wrong date on the... more »
September 10, 2009 1:45 PM
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 »
September 1, 2009 9:06 PM
Colorado Springs City Councilmembers approved two measures to appear on the November ballot.
One is to phase out enterprise payments to the city. Examples of enterprises include the stormwater enterprise and Colorado Springs Utilities. Douglas Bruce circulated a petition to get this issue on the ballot.
The second... more »