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Ballot measures on taxes being pulled by Heath, Fiscal Policy Institute

The Colorado Statesman

Ballot measures on taxes that were headed to the November ballot are being pulled by their sponsors, Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, but for very different reasons.

Heath told The Colorado Statesman Monday that he’s pulling his citizen initiative that would increase the rates of state income and sales taxes for three years, in favor of a measure that would make the increases permanent.

Wadhams’ storied career as GOP Chair draws to close

The Colorado Statesman

If you had the tenacity to go through the pages of The Colorado Statesman from the last three decades — 33 years, to be exact, which is how long I’ve been associated with the newspaper — there’s probably no other name that has graced our pages more often than that of Dick Wadhams.

Stafford readies bid for Aurora mayor

The Colorado Statesman

A Republican-turned-Democrat is preparing to announce her candidacy against a Democrat-turned-Republican for mayor of Aurora, The Colorado Statesman has learned.

Residents of CD 6: Hands off!

The Colorado Statesman

The 6th Congressional District needs to lose more than 79,000 people in order to bring it close to the required 718,457 per congressional district. But while some of the 85 people who attended Monday night’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Redistricting in Castle Rock had very specific ideas about what areas they wanted to keep, they offered few ideas about what to lose.

Importance of agriculture highlighted on Ag Day

The Colorado Statesman

The Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday celebrated National Agriculture Week and Colorado Agriculture Day, with a resolution recognizing the contributions of the state’s agriculture industry.

Mayor hopefuls debate schools

The Colorado Statesman

Denver mayoral candidates agreed on at least one thing Tuesday during a debate over how to fix the city’s schools: Go Angels!

Agriculture crops up as meaty subject in Colorado this week

The Colorado Statesman

State and federal officials are busy talking agriculture in Colorado, and this week, the country’s leading ag official led a conference on exports in Denver, and spoke to the importance of Colorado as an agricultural state.

Claire Levy: Defying the stereotype of the ‘Boulder liberal’

The Colorado Statesman

Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, is a Boulder liberal. “Boulder is liberal, and I represent Boulder,” she told The Colorado Statesman recently.

Children in Colorado are not recession-proof

The Great Recession substantially impacted a wide range of Colorado children, including those who didn’t previously suffer from poverty and economic hardship, according to a 2011 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report released last week by the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Non-candidate Wadhams defends himself in GOP state chair candidates free-for-all

The Colorado Statesman

If the current campaign for GOP state chairman is any indication, the battle facing Colorado Republicans to resurrect their wounded party may take longer than anyone thinks. The race to succeed Chairman Dick Wadhams, who decided not to run for a third term just last month, has turned into an ugly mess, and the ultimate victor — to be decided March 26 at the Republican state central committee meeting — will have his hands full trying to unite a party split along not only ideological lines, but with major crevices at its very foundation.