Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 2.16.2011

Aspen City Council to decide bag fee
A fee on consumers for all paper and plastic bags provided by Aspen grocery stores could become reality as soon as early summer, depending on whether the Aspen City Council embraces a proposed ordinance that's currently being crafted….. Read More

Should the Colorado Springs city clerk be fired?
City Clerk Kathryn Young is the custodian of campaign finance records. Yet she has seemed confused in recent weeks over the fundamental question of whether candidates for city office are allowed to accept corporate donations….. Read More

Illegal immigrants to be identified when arrested
A rapidly expanding federal program that identifies illegal immigrants when they're arrested and fingerprinted is now operational in Denver, El Paso and Arapahoe counties…..  Read More

Mejia is the first to submit petitions in Denver mayors race
James Mejia’s staff announced today it is the first mayoral campaign to submit petitions with signatures to get onto the May 3 ballot….. Read More

Low-alcohol beer sales bill passes Senate committee
Colorado restaurants and bars are one step closer to being able to sell Corona Light and Murphy’s Irish Stout again, after a bill permitting low-alcohol beer sales in those establishments passed a Senate committee Tuesday….. Read More

Denver Post sues disabled autistic blogger
MediaNews Group's get-tough policy toward copyright protection has been led by Righthaven LLC, a Nevada firm whose Denver Post-related lawsuits have targeted the likes of Internet star Matt Drudge. Far less powerful is Brian D. Hill, a twenty-year-old hobby blogger on disability, who says he received no warning about unauthorized use of a Post photo and can't afford the $6,000 Righthaven told him he must pay to squash a suit against him….. Read More

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