Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 3.9.2011

Polis: Marijuana legalization on the horizon
Today, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis said if people want to see medical marijuana–or all marijuana–legalized nationally, it will take another dozen states to create the momentum needed for liberalizing laws on a federal basis….. Read More

Gessler changes rules on campaign finance fines
Secretary of State Scott Gessler said Tuesday that his office was creating a new set of rules to guide requests to waive or reduce campaign finance fines….. Read More

Senate puts School discipline review on hold
A plan to review whether Colorado schools are too quick to send unruly students to police is on hold as Colorado senators worry how much the discipline review would cost….. Read More

Clear The Bench complaint dismissed by judge
A judge dismissed on summary judgment Tuesday afternoon a campaign-finance complaint brought against the Colorado Bar Association and three other organizations by Clear The Bench Colorado, a group that last year sought the ouster of three state Supreme Court justices….. Read More

Senate OKs arrest power for subpoenas
The Senate gave its final approval a campaign finance bill Tuesday that would allow district judges to issue arrest warrants and impose fines on people who fail to show up on subpoenas for campaign finance violation complaints….. Read More

Brandon Shaffer for Congress?
Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) will be the special guest this Saturday at a townhall meeting in Ft. Collins? It could be Shaffer's first move towards a run in CD4 against Congressman Cory Gardner….. Read More

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