Supporters of embattled Colorado Senators John Morse and Angela Giron suffered another legal setback this week when District Judge McGahey ruled against mail ballots mandated by HB1303, the recent election reform law championed by Giron and Morse, because it conflicted with the State Constitution.
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Colorado’s anti-fracking activists have stoked unfounded fears about water usage and contamination due to fracking, but for Shane Davis and other “fractivists”, the facts are not on their side.
Jane Reuter continued her trend of inaccurate reporting in a biased article on the August 6th Douglas County School Board (DCSB) meeting for Colorado Community News.
Colorado’s Funding for Public Schools Initiative Hurts Small Businesses and Exacerbates Tax Inequality
If Colorado Initiative #22, unofficially titled the Funding for Public Schools Initiative, passes in November, Coloradans face a $950.1 million tax increase that will raise income taxes disproportionately for those making over $75,000 and eliminate Colorado’s flat-tax system.
While State officials have claimed that the coffers are empty, the Colorado State government has poured money into failing businesses and has already spent $15 million year-to-date.
The education activist group, Douglas County Parents (DCP) continues its attack on the innovative Douglas County School Board (DCSB).
Douglas County Parent (DCP), a new school interest group in Douglas County against the Board, created drama last Monday when the organization kicked School Board Director John Carson out of an informational meeting. On Friday, Media Trackers reported that other anti-Board proponents caused a stir at a Q&A session with School Board Director Meghann Silverthorn at the Public Library.
The Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO), was marketed as reducing costs and increasing choice for individuals and small businesses purchasing health insurance. So far, it does neither.
C4HCO was established by SB11-200 in connection with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA, ObamaCare), according to the fiscal note for SB11-200. However, Myung Oak Kim, C4HCO’s spokeswoman, said Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange is something “the Colorado legislature decided to do on its own” in an attempt to distance Colorado’s Health Exchange from the ACA.
Breakfast After the Bell: $14 Million in Taxpayer Dollars and Grooming Government Dependent Children
On July 1, Colorado’s “Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program” (HB 1006) joined six other food assistance programs active in Colorado schools. This program costs approximately $281 annually per participant and will result in additional federal expenditures of $14,489,914. Reimbursement for this program is not limited to federal funds: the State of Colorado will add $172,111 to its expenditures.
The meeting was intended to improve board transparency and facilitate friendly discussion, but became heated when liberal plants verbally attacked the Douglas County School Board and the DougCo Champions for Kids’ employees.