Thursday, March 3, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.3.2011

Hickenlooped goes to prison
Gov. John Hickenlooper says he recognizes that closing a prison in rural southeastern Colorado will have a "significant impacts" on the community. But Hickenlooper says there's also a lot of pressure to balance the state budget….. Read More

Concealed weapons bill passes house
By a vote of 40-25, the Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow anyone who can legally possess a gun to carry concealed weapons….. Read More

Just say no to FasTracks tax
This isn’t the year to ask voters — or businesses — to support a FasTracks tax increase of any size, according to John Huggins, executive director of the Coalition for Smart Transit….. Read More

Can you say Colorado tax increase
The six initiatives being proposed for the Colorado ballot by the Carol Hedges clan had their hearing in the Title Board on Wednesday….. Read More

State Dems offer tax-amnesty program
Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, and Sen. Pat Steadman D-Denver, teamed up on a proposal for a tax-amnesty program this summer with a two-month window that would allow delinquent taxpayers to pay only what they owe plus one-half the current interest rate. Penalties would be waived….. Read More

Paula Sandoval quits campaign due to husband’s diagnosis
Denver City Councilwoman Paula Sandoval announced today she will withdraw from seeking re-election to the council because her husband, former legislator Paul Sandoval, received news that he may have cancer….. Read More

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