Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.13.2011

Fort Collins ‘not-so-strong’ mayor
Being mayor of Fort Collins isn't all it's cracked up to be in the minds of some residents.The mayor does not run the city, as is done in many large cities, including Denver, nor does his or her vote carry more weight than anyone else on the seven-member council….. Read More

Pot-tax revenue in Colorado Springs continue to grow
The March sales of medical marijuana generated $54,651 in sales tax revenue for the city, according to figures released today by the city’s Sales Tax Department…… Read More

Madison’s husband to run for her Council seat
The husband of the late Council Woman Carla Madison announced yesterday that he is running to fill her seat. Paul Weiss filed a notarized Write-In Affidavit of Intent with the Denver Elections Division Monday so he could be an official write-in candidate for the District 8 City Council election….. Read More

Committee OKs software tax exemption
A Colorado legislative committee gave first approval Tuesday to a proposed reinstatement of a tax exemption for nonpackaged software, despite Democrats’ efforts to kill the bill….. Read More

Senate Recognizes Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, the state Capitol was filled with red as people donned the color in support of “Equal Pay Day.” The Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 38, which recognizes April 12th as Equal Pay Day in Colorado….. Read More

House Dems unhappy with budget – ready to amend
Colorado House Democrats unhappy with the state's budget proposal to cut education funding are gearing up for a long fight. Democratic House Leader Rep. Sal Pace said his party will attempt Wednesday to reduce $250 million in cuts to K-12 education….. Read More

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