Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.15.2011

Here come the June primaries
On Monday, a bipartisan bill was introduced that would change that traditional primary election calendar. If it succeeds, Colorado primaries will be held a month and a half earlier, in June. Currently, primaries are held on the second Tuesday in August; under the bill, primaries would be held the last Tuesday in June….. Read More

Hickenlooper hears agriculture producers concerns
While rural Colorado is the driving force behind the state’s economy, rules, regulations and the time it takes to fill out all of the forms is a major problem in moving that economy forward…… Read More

Colorado Springs candidates ask Scott Gessler for help
Saying they lack confidence in City Clerk Kathryn Young, five candidates running for mayor or City Council asked the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to send an observer to Colorado Springs to monitor the April 5 municipal election….. Read More

Don’t tell Dan Maes, but Bike-sharing is back
Mayor Bill Vidal praised the launch of this year’s B-cycle program in Denver yesterday….. Read More

Task force to study conservation easement bill
On Monday, a bill that aimed to compel fair-market values for easements was retooled, and now calls for a task force to study the issue in the months between legislative sessions….. Read More

Hickenlooper and lawmakers received a special delivery on Monday
A group of concerned parents wrote them a letter, hundreds of pages long, with hopes of convincing the governor not to cut millions from schools as a way to balance the state budget….. Read More

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