Friday, February 25, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 2.25.2011

Perhaps all taxes should be voluntary
A proposal to add a dime to movie tickets to boost an incentive fund for filmmakers passed a House committee after the sponsor made the fee voluntary by leaving it up to theaters to collect the fee and up to movie-goers whether to pay it….. Read More

Douglas Bruce’s team is raking in the bucks
With the exception of Helen Collins, four of five members of a slate of at-large City Council candidates led by activist Douglas Bruce pitched in $10,000 each this month to push what promises to be a robust campaign leading up to the April election….. Read More

Matt Arnold and the ‘Army of Darkness’
The profile photo on Matt Arnold, the man who wants to succeed Dick Wadhams as Colorado Republican Party boss, campaign Facebook page showcases a chainsaw-wielding Bruce Campbell from the cult fave Army of Darkness, and he uses the Saturday Night Live word "strategery" to describe his approach….. Read More

Mejia wants more education funding
Denver Mayoral Candidate James Mejia–a former member of the Denver School Board–today asked the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the Denver delegation to the State Legislature to act to restore funding to public education and reduce the proposed $375 million cut in education funding….. Read More

“Economic gardening” bill fails
A proposed new statewide program that would help developing local businesses to grow — at the expense of reduced enterprise-zone tax credits — failed in a Colorado House committee Thursday….. Read More

Military child-care bill breezing through the Legislature
A bill in the Colorado Legislature would help extend child-care subsidies to military families who use facilities that are off-base or off-post….. Read More

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