Letters to the Editor

Our non-transparent and unverifiable election system won’t cut it in ‘12

Dear Honorable Colorado Officials,

We see dark clouds gathering over Colorado’s election systems. Officials are not fulfilling their positions of public trust and are compromising the very foundation of our government — free and open elections.

Time after time Colorado election officials have refused to produce for public analysis the data needed to detect election error and fraud. Officials responsible for enforcement ignore, provide cover, explain away, or outright excuse material errors and violations committed by themselves, other officials, and vendors.

Eric Grossman should resign from Health Benefit Exchange Board

Dear Editor,

As an organization representing more than 500,000 Coloradans, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative calls on Eric Grossman to resign from the newly formed Health Benefit Exchange Board. As a health industry insider, his appointment tips the scales away from a board concerned with meeting the health care cost, coverage and quality needs of small businesses, individuals and families and toward the interests of insurers.

Open letter to Colorado’s Congressional delegation: More taxes to balance budget is a real cop-out

Fellow Lawmakers,

Congress is facing a decision that will affect all Coloradans, indeed, all Americans, for possibly decades to come. The issue is a simple one — how to raise the federal debt ceiling without simultaneously fueling more unsustainable, unfunded growth in government.

Read all about it in my soon-to-be-published book

Dear Editor,

I can’t begin to tell you how many people have asked for me to get as much of the truth out about the 2010 governor’s race as possible.

Rumor about me was proved false 3 years ago

Dear Friend,

In light of recent news stories, I wanted to let you know directly — from me to you — that these accusations are baseless and completely untrue.

Open letter to Michael Hancock: Latest actions of intimidation by your staff are inappropriate

Dear Michael:

For the second time in as many weeks, members of your campaign staff and supporters showed up at press conferences that I organized.

HB 1290 encourages responsible borrowing, ensures credit for those who need it most

Dear Editor,

A recent article about short-term lending and related legislative activity seems to get stuck in the weeds [“Payday loan bill started off like a racehorse…” Statesman, 4/22], and fails to provide clarity around the efforts of the state Senate to regulate new consumer loans.

Unlike mayoral candidate Romer, Mejia is better than ‘OK’ and ‘not Satan’

Dear Editor,

A recent column in The Statesman by a Western Slope Republican with no ties to Denver (“Not a GOP in sight? Romer’s right pick as Mayor for center and right Democrats” by Josh Penry) urged Denver Republicans to base their vote in the Denver Mayor’s race by choosing the candidate they felt “fits somewhere on the spectrum between ‘OK’ and ‘not Satan.’” This odd recommendation apparently implies that none of the candidates running for Mayor have sufficient qualifications to be considered better than “OK.”

Candidate Michael Hancock is a born leader

Dear Editor,

As the city enters the final stretch of the campaign to elect Denver’s next mayor, it is important that we do not accept mediocrity.