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Judge fines Bruce’s charity $11,300

A charity founded by Colorado anti-tax crusader Douglas Bruce is being fined $11,300 for not filing campaign finance reports for supporting tax-cutting ballot measures. Administrative Law Judge Matthew Norwood ruled yesterday that Bruce’s group, Active Citizens Together, violated state law by not filing the reports. The group campaigned for three anti-tax proposals on the statewide… Continue Reading Judge fines Bruce’s charity $11,300

Colorado voters on Tuesday soundly rejected three restrictive tax-and-debt ballot measures that analysts warned would spell economic gloom in the state for decades. Voters also defeated a proposal that opponents claimed would ban abortion. The tax-and-debt measures drew the most attention this year. Fearing anti-government sentiment would generate support among voters, business and political leaders… Continue Reading 60,61,101 and other tax-and-debt measures lose badly

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An organization opposing amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 claims Douglas Bruce illegally funded petition drives to put the measures on the ballot. Coloradans for Responsible Reform filed a campaign finance complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State against Active Citizens Together, a 501(c)(3) organization created and controlled by Bruce. The complaint alleges that… Continue Reading Group says Bruce funded 60,61,101 petition drive

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Anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce, who has tried to distance himself from a trio of tax-and-debt cutting measures, is urging supporters to volunteer to get the proposals passed next month. The Denver Post reports today that Bruce made the pitch in an e-mail last month to backers of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101. He… Continue Reading Bruce asks for help passing 60, 61, 101

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Conservatives split over 60, 61, 101

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Two groups supporting anti-tax initiatives on Colorado’s November ballot are engaged in a feud that has threatened their efforts to drastically overhaul state finances and alienated prominent conservatives who generally favor lower taxes. In recent weeks, Natalie Menten, spokeswoman for Colorado Tax Reform, and Gregory Golyansky, vice president of the long-established Colorado Union of Taxpayers,… Continue Reading Conservatives split over 60, 61, 101

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Opponents of Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 are likely to take their fight to court should what they term as the “ugly three” measures pass at the ballot in November. Passage of any of the three would inflict deep and lasting wounds on the state’s economy, foes say, triggering a “voter-approved recession.” To defeat… Continue Reading Passage of 60, 61, 101 likely to spur court battle

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60, 61, 101 debate scheduled

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The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County is holding a panel discussion about three contentious ballot initiatives that would cut taxes and limit government spending. The debate Wednesday at the Smoky Hill Public Library in Centennial will include campaign supporter Gregory Golyansky, vice chairman of the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, and opposition spokesman Henry… Continue Reading 60, 61, 101 debate scheduled

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Supporters of three tax measures on the Colorado ballot say state and local governments could close libraries and put their books on line and sell off light rail to cut spending if the measures pass. Gregory Golyansky (go-lee-AN-ski), vice president of the Colorado Union of Taxpayers, said Friday that printed books are going away and… Continue Reading Prop. 101 backers: shut libraries, sell light rail

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Bruce not in contempt, judge rules

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A judge ruled today that Douglas Bruce will not be held in contempt of court, but that he must answer questions about his involvement in placing three tax-cutting intiatives on the November ballot, the Denver Post is reporting. Bruce attorney David Lane, said Bruce will likely Bruce fight attempts to force him to answer questions… Continue Reading Bruce not in contempt, judge rules

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Contempt case wraps up against Bruce

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The contempt-of-course case against a Colorado Springs activist will close today. There’s no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt. Government lawyers say the father of Colorado’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights has been illegally avoiding answering questions about three tax-cutting proposals… Continue Reading Contempt case wraps up against Bruce

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