Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Colorado Political News Brief – 4.5.2011

Colorado budget debate over tax breaks
As budget negotiations stretched on Monday, House Speaker Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, confirmed that Republicans are seeking to include repeals of several of the “Dirty Dozen” tax-exemption cuts passed into law by Democrats last year….. Read More

Gessler warns businesses of “deceptive” mailings
Monday Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler alerted Colorado businesses and non-profits to deceptive mail solicitations. The solicitations ask for a $225 annual fee to file reports with the Secretary of State’s office. In most cases, the annual fee is just $10 if filed directly with the Secretary of State’s office….. Read More

Does a Denver Post endorsement really matter?
The Denver Post has officially endorsed former State Senator Chris Romer in the Denver mayor's race. But in today's shifting media environment, does the Post's blessing mean very much? … Read More

No bonuses for Ritter’s cabinet
A records request shows that the Democrat’s cabinet members didn’t get any extras for all of 2010, nor for January and February of 2011, when you might expect post-inaugural goodies to appear on the books….. Read More

10 reasons why Andrew Hudson is voting for Mejia
60% of Denver residents are satisfied with the way the City of Denver is running, which many pundits say indicates that citizens are looking for a mayor who can bring a strong sense of immediate continuity….. Read More

Postal increase will not affect Denver’s Municipal Election mail ballots
Although postage rates are scheduled to increase on April 17, the increase will not affect mail ballots for Denver’s May 3 Municipal General Election. The postal increase would have raised the cost of postage to mail back a Denver ballot from 61 cents to 64 cents ….. Read More

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