Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.23.2011

Movie donation bill defeated
Lawmakers rejected an idea to let Colorado moviegoers have the option to donate a dime at theaters to attract filmmakers by boosting a state incentive fund. A Senate committee voted unanimously to indefinitely postpone House Bill 1207 yesterday….. Read More

Campaign finance complaint dismissed against Douglas Bruce
An administrative law judge has dismissed a campaign finance complaint against a slate of at-large City Council candidates led by anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce, saying the city of Colorado Springs erred when it forwarded the complaint to the state to investigate….. Read More

Andrew Kole to run for Aspen Mayor
Aspen resident Andrew Kole, whose campaign moto is “stop wasting my time, stop wasting my money,” has filed paperwork to run against incumbent Mayor Mick Ireland in May’s election….. Read More

"Butch" Montoya dumps Romer and backs Mejia
Former Denver Manager of Safety Fidel "Butch" Montoya is switching his endorsement in the upcoming mayoral election to James Mejia. In a strongly-worded letter e-mailed to friends Monday evening, Montoya writes that he originally intended to endorse former state senator Chris Romer, but has become "very disenchanted" with his "lack of experience on how to run our city government." …. Read More

Scott Tipton – It’s the economy stupid
The federal government has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. The regulatory issues and small businesses' inability to get money to create jobs have to change." …. Read More

Conceal Carry bill shot down
House Bill 1205, that would have allowed some gun owners to carry their weapons concealed without undergoing a $150 background check , was voted down Tuesday by a 2-3 party-line vote with all Democrats voting no….. Read More

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