by Jon Caldara | 4:17 pm, November 12, 2012
by Mike Krause | 2:38 pm, June 25, 2012
Pleas bargains, corporate welfare, twinkie taxes and fracking are all topics of recently published works by Independence Institute writers.
In the Colorado Springs Gazette, frequent Independence Institute guest author Ari Armstrong examines the consequences to the right of a jury trial from having over 97 percent of Colorado’s criminal convictions be from plea bargains. Writes Ari:
by Mike Krause | 8:24 am, February 27, 2012
Freeing Colorado’s cottage food entrepreneurs, medical privacy snatching bureaucrats, and new teacher effectiveness evaluations are all topics of recently published opinion pieces by Independence Institute writers.
In the Denver Post, Krista Kafer explains that lawmakers have an opportunity to pass “one sweet piece” of cottage foods legislation. Writes Krista:
Commendably, two Colorado legislators, Sen. Gail [...]
by Mike Krause | 11:46 am, October 13, 2011
The Independence Institute’s dynamic scoring study on the impact of the upcoming sales and income tax increase ballot initiative, Proposition 103, on jobs and the economy in Colorado has been published an cited in both print and television news. Here is a round-up thus far.
The study has been cited in newspaper editorials in opposition [...]
by Mike Krause | 2:33 pm, October 7, 2011
The Colorado Springs Gazette’s editorial page editor Wayne Laugesen rips into the Proposition 103 sales and income tax increase ballot initiative, citing the Independence Institute’s recent study on the impact of Prop 103 on jobs and the Colorado economy.
A vote for Prop 103 is a vote to make Colorado’s economy even weaker. It is [...]
Monday Media Review: School choice, school funding lawsuits highlight courts’ inappropriately rising role in education policy
by CTBC Director | 8:22 pm, August 22, 2011
Continuing coverage of the pair of lawsuits seeking to have the courts decide educational policy in Colorado (the Douglas County school choice case, and the Lobato statewide educational funding case) over the weekend highlights the increasing role of the courts (as opposed to elected school boards, or the state legislature in whom constitutional authority for [...]
Colorado Reapportionment Commission approves the final set (Metro Denver) of preliminary legislative district maps
by CTBC Director | 7:25 am, July 25, 2011
Colorado’s Reapportionent Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) has completed the final set of preliminary legislative district maps for Colorado, revealing the six-county (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, and Jefferson counties) Denver metro area maps (following the previous week’s marathon session combining public testimony for Regions 6 and 7 on a single day).
The commission’s [...]
Colorado Reapportionment Commission to reveal preliminary legislative district maps for metro Denver districts
by CTBC Director | 7:18 am, July 18, 2011
Colorado’s Reapportionent Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) has completed the first round of public testimony on legislative district boundaries (last week’s marathon session covered six metro Denver counties). Meetings continue this week, however, with new district maps for metro Denver counties set to be introduced in open hearings, beginning at 9:30AM in the Legislative [...]
Final Round for Colorado Reapportionment Commission – last public testimony and hearings for metro Denver counties today
by CTBC Director | 7:11 am, July 11, 2011
Colorado’s Reapportionment Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) meets in Denver today to hear public testimony on state legislative district boundaries in a final marathon round (covering six metro Denver counties) today (11 July) in Denver.
This week’s meeting will introduce new preliminary maps for Larimer & Weld County districts (public testimony on those districts took [...]
Colorado Reapportionment Commission takes a time out for Independence Day week – resumes on 11 July with final public testimony and hearings for metro Denver counties
by CTBC Director | 1:30 pm, June 30, 2011
Colorado’s Reapportionment Commission (charged with drawing our state legislative districts) takes a time out for Independence Day week before resuming the summer schedule of meetings and hearing of public testimony for the final marathon round (covering six metro Denver counties) on 11 July in Denver.
The commission’s most recent meeting (27 June) discussed the preliminary district maps [...]
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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