DUBOFSKY: TABOR revenue limit would still be in place
Colorado has one of the most complex fiscal systems in the entire country. We are not, in our current form, adequately suited to deal with ever-changing economic realities. The Colorado General Assembly is currently debating a bill, Senate Bill 228, which would repeal an outdated budget formula and untie the state’s hands to get us out of the recession more quickly.
HOLDEN: LOOK AT THE NUMBERS
Norman Duncan’s “lobbyist and current Democrat” point of view on the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and its attenuating effect on Colorado government and legislative process was insightful and revealing. (“Rule by TABOR flouts the founding fathers,” Colorado Statesman, Jan. 16, 2009)
MARKS: MEMORIES OF FONDER TIMES
Memories are created, molded and made in different ways. Some are good, some are very bad, but they become a part of you. They are not meant to be forgotten, but only to be stored in the memory bank of your mind. When this new year of 2009 came into being a few weeks ago, memories of past years emerged.
JACKSON: AUTO MANUFACTURERS DEPEND ON DEALERSHIPS
Automobile dealers and automobile manufacturers have a symbiotic relationship. Put simply, neither could survive without the other.
JOHNSON: CENTER FOR PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP LAUNCHES FELLOWSHIP
Over the last 25 years, conservatives have successfully built a robust national training infrastructure for developing future leaders at every level of political involvement. The Center for Progressive Leadership is responding by actively working to fill a void in progressive leadership training by investing in the recruitment, training and building of future candidates and grassroots activists across the country and the state of Colorado. CPL’s goal is to build an infrastructure for developing the next generation of progressive leaders.
HILLMAN: THERE THEY GO AGAIN
There they go again. Faced with a budget that’s hemorrhaging dollars, it was only a matter of time before one of our spendthrift legislators made headlines by erroneously pointing the finger of blame at Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR).
DUNCAN: OUR CASTRATED GENERAL ASSEMBLY
As we begin another legislative session, a few observations are in order.
Colorado’s General Assembly is probably the most poorly equipped of any Legislature in the country to deal with the current national economic mess as it affects our state.
CONARROE: SINGLETON ADDS A NOTCH TO HIS BELT
By Percy Conarroe
After six years, the Joint Operating Agreement between the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, designed to save the latter, is grinding down, a financial failure. News owner Scripps wants out, even if it means shuttering the News
SMITH: DRUG WAR VIOLATES MEXICO'S SECURITY
I was weeping with fear,” Irene says. “It seemed like we were in Iraq.”
It’s Thanksgiving morning, and I’m sitting in the kitchen of her home in Nogales, Mexico, as she describes a recent gun battle that took place about a kilometer away.
HARBER: LET'S LOOK BEYOND THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Colorado’s pundits and politicos are advising Gov. Bill Ritter to replace U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar with someone well-known and well-connected in Democratic circles, someone who can raise the millions of dollars likely to be needed for the 2010 election campaign.
Those criteria are too simplistic — if not altogether wrong.