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Doug Bruce sentenced to 180 days in jail, six years probation

A Denver judge sentenced Colorado Springs landlord and politico Douglas Bruce to 180 days in the Denver County Jail and a six-years probation for tax evasion. The sentencing comes after a jury convicted Bruce in December of three felonies and one misdemeanor related to tax-evasion cases in 2005, 2006 and 2007. As part of his… Continue Reading Doug Bruce sentenced to 180 days in jail, six years probation

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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Doug Bruce contempt hearing continues

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Government lawyers are continuing to push for a tax-cutting activist from Colorado Springs to give information about his role in three ballot measures before voters this fall. The contempt-of-court hearing against Douglas Bruce continues in Denver Friday. Bruce is the father of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill Of Rights, and the government says Bruce has been dodging… Continue Reading Doug Bruce contempt hearing continues

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Doug Bruce faces Round 3 in contempt battle

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It’s Round Three in the government’s battle to have a Colorado Springs activist answer questions about his role getting tax-slashing measures onto state ballots. Douglas Bruce has a hearing Thursday morning in a contempt-of-court case. The government wants to compel Bruce to talk about whether he helped some tax opponents shepherd three tax-cutting proposals onto… Continue Reading Doug Bruce faces Round 3 in contempt battle

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Bruce hearing postponed – again

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Colorado’s best-known tax-basher has the government in fits again. Douglas Bruce, the father of Colorado’s tax-limiting Taxpayer Bill of Rights, was awarded a second delay Wednesday in contempt-of-court charges against him. The postponement left government lawyers and Denver District Court Judge Brian Whitney exasperated because they’ve been trying unsuccessfully for months to get Bruce to… Continue Reading Bruce hearing postponed – again

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Judge tosses Bruce complaint

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Administrative Law Judge Robert Spencer dismissed a complaint Douglas Bruce filed against the city of Colorado Springs in which he alleged that the city attempted to influence the April municipal election by sending “quick facts” about the city’s budget through the Neighborhood Watch e-mail system. Bruce represented himself in the five-hour April 9 hearing, while senior… Continue Reading Judge tosses Bruce complaint

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