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For what it’s worth, Caldara says he’s going forward on transportation initiative

Jon Caldara (Screen shot via The Independence Institute)

As news rippled around the Capitol on Thursday morning that the future of legislative leadership’s grand bargain transportation bill was growing dimmer by the hour, Jon Caldara snacked at the cafe across the street, scrolling through a list of transportation ballot initiatives filed Wednesday by the contracting community and that closely mirror teetering House Bill […]

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‘Bergs and batteries’: Fenberg, Lundberg team up on home energy storage battery bill

State Sen. Kevin Lundberg has lived off the power grid in Berthoud for the last 25 years. He generates and stores his own electricity and right now he is awaiting a shipment from China of nickel-iron home batteries. “These kind of batteries were invented by Thomas Edison,” Lundberg said in an interview last week. “The […]

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Fagin: Electoral College a check on tyranny of majority rule

Dr. Barry Fagin

Hillary Clinton “won” the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College. That’s why she won’t be president. She joins Al Gore, Grover Cleveland and Samuel Tilden — Democrats all – who tasted similarly bitter defeats. No Republican has ever been in their shoes. “Enough!” the sore losers cry. “The system is rigged! The will […]

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The Hot Sheet – Wait, could Trump fire Colorado?, Tweets from the dark side, Sen. Gardner makes good, Soros’s $1.5m loss and MORE …

DENVER – Protests, walkout and vigils — Oh my! Welcome to post-election Thursday, ladies and gentleman. Following the predictions of a social and financial apocalypse, the sun rose to find what appears to be a peaceful transition of power. We American’s have gotten pretty good at this … By just thumbing through the pages of […]

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? Arts & culture tax extension before metro voters

Voters in six Metro Denver counties will decide if a .01 percent sales tax should be extended for another 12 years in the Nov. 8 general election and continue to benefit art and cultural events and organizations in the area.
A 28-year-old sales tax that has helped Metro Denver arts and cultural groups and facilities survive economic downturns and thrive is before voters in seven metro area counties in the Nov. 8 general election. Ballot Issue 4B seeks to extend the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District’s 0.1 percent ( one cent on every $10) sales […]

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