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Leftist Groups Legislate Same Day Voter Registration, Election Integrity Hardest Hit

A bill just introduced in the Colorado legislature would allow voter registration through Election Day, beginning July 1 of this year. The legislation, which was drafted by Common Cause, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), America Votes, and various other left-wing organizations, contains provisions similar to fraud-plagued election policies in the […]

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Partisan Bill Allowing Voter Preregistration By 16-Year-Olds Moves Through Colorado General Assembly

House Bill 1135 (HB 1135), which would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote in Colorado, has turned into a one-sided attempt by Democrats to boost youth registration in the state despite proponents’ claims of bipartisanship with a goal of fair and accessible elections. While over 85 individual lobbyists and consulting groups have signed […]

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Teachers Unions Continue False Attacks On Douglas County Schools, In Opposition To Public Data

Teachers union bosses have continued to push false claims against the Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the local Board of Education (BOE) during the past month, asserting that student achievement and classroom performance have declinded despite public data to the contrary. Leaders of the local American Federation of Teachers (AFT) affiliate and the state […]

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DCSD Now Ranks at the Top of School Districts in Colorado for Transparency and Accountability

Less than two weeks after the Sunshine Review stamped the Douglas County School District (DCSD) with a “D” grade for transparency and accountability, Douglas County now ranks among the top school districts in the state with an updated and permanent “A-” grade. The ranking from the government transparency watchdog changed nearly half a dozen times […]

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Colorado’s Citizens Provide $10 Million in Funds to Planned Parenthood Between 2009-2012

The Colorado Constitution clearly states that public funding of abortion is forbidden, but four separate Colorado state departments are listed as financially supporting the most public advocate for abortion in the state. Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains (PPRM) has received $10 million from the state between fiscal years 2009 and 2012. Upon request, state department receipts […]

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Education Group Gets State Funds & Lobbies for More Spending

The Colorado Children’s Campaign (CCC), which bills itself as a privately funded political nonprofit, has received over $100,000 from the state government in recent years, including thousands of dollars from the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper. The CCC was also the organization that partnered with state Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver) to co-author the liberally-backed School […]

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Tax Dollars Go Up In Smoke With Weed Oversight Waste

Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) failed to pass a state audit it faced earlier this month, as the auditor’s report revealed wasteful spending on purchases including furniture, electronics, and vehicles. Beyond the frivolous spending, the audit also highlighted nineteen consecutive months where MMED’s expenses far exceeded its revenues despite a large influx of public tax […]

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Senator Johnston Finally Unveils School Finance Act to Taxpayers

Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston (D-Denver), a former Obama Administration educational advisor, recently began to roll back the curtain on his proposed public school finance overhaul. The School Finance Act (SB 213), which has successfully moved out of committee and could be scheduled for a full vote at any time, includes a $1 billion tax increase […]

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