Thursday, April 14, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.14.2011

Twitter-view with Ken Buck
In a new media twist, national tea party hero and former US Senate Republican nominee Ken Buck is interviewed….. Read More

Aspens campaign fundraising on track to hit record low
If the amount of money raised thus far for their campaigns is any indication of the seriousness of Aspen’s mayoral candidates, there are only a handful who appear to be approaching the race with gusto….. Read More

Video lottery to save colleges
Senate Bill 233 would allow video lottery terminals at two horse tracks, with the proceeds going to higher education. There is no official estimate from the state how much the gambling terminals could raise, but lawmakers say the video lottery could revive colleges hurt by recent budget cuts….. Read More

Mayoral control of Denver’s schools
Several candidates for mayor have suggested that mayoral control of schools is an option they would consider under "the right" situation or "certain circumstances." …. Read More

Cleaning up the Denver PD
No matter who becomes Denver's next mayor, it looks like the winning candidate will inherit a tidier, if more pissed-off police department -- and he or she will have interim mayor Bill Vidal to thank….. Read More

Former AG Ashcroft to Headline Loveland Breakfast
After one canceled appearance in Fort Collins, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is now scheduled to speak in Loveland later this month….. Read More

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