Monday, April 18, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.18.2011

Group targets “deadbeat dozen”
In observance of tax day, today is turning up the heat on the so-called “deadbeat dozen,” aka the biggest U.S. corporations that pay little or no federal income taxes….. Read More

Bill seeks marijuana caregiver database
A bill pending in the state Legislature would create a database of an estimated 40,000 people designated as marijuana caregivers for state medical marijuana patients. Caregivers are limited to five patients but otherwise have little oversight….. Read More

100 senior state managers required to reapply for their jobs
Former state Sen. Abel Tapia, who heads the Colorado Lottery, and Colorado State Fair General Manager Chris Wiseman are among about 100 senior managers in state government that Gov. John Hickenlooper is requiring to reapply for their jobs….. Read More

Hick appoints three to GAA Committee
Friday, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced three appointments to the Governmental Accounting Advisory Committee….. Read More

Parks board member quits over DOW merger
Laurie Mathews, a member of the state parks board has resigned, citing her concern over a proposed merger with the Division of Wildlife….. Read More

A Republican in the Peoples Republic of Denver
The process of gleaning which of the mayoral candidates is “ok” or “the most ok” or “remotely acceptable” or “slightly better than horrible” is a decidedly non-scientific process. We look for subtle clues, like does a candidate feature an American flag in their TV commercials…... Read More

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