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Pavlovian response prevails in stormwater vote

Dispirited Democrats! Delighted Republicans! It was 2008 all over again, except this time the winners had an “R” after their names. A few dazed survivors were left to pick through the wreckage Tuesday night, including Michael Merrifield, Pete Lee and then, much later, Gov. John Hickenlooper, who somehow managed to come back from the dead… Continue Reading Pavlovian response prevails in stormwater vote

Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit denied the governor’s request to rehear his claim that the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge to TABOR should be dismissed on procedural grounds. In March, a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit unanimously decided the case should proceed to trial. Tuesday’s ruling upheld that decision. As… Continue Reading Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

DENVER — A lawsuit filed two years ago against the state by a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, educators, former elected officials and others challenging the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) had its day in federal appeals court Monday. The coalition of plaintiffs claims TABOR violates the principles of representative government stated in the U.S.… Continue Reading Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Douglas Bruce is due to be arraigned today in Denver on charges he evaded taxes. But the father of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights says he plans to seek to have the case dismissed. Bruce is accused of tax evasion for allegedly failing to report money that went to a nonprofit group fighting government spending.… Continue Reading Anti-tax crusader Bruce back in court on evasion charge

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Douglas Bruce, an anti-tax crusader and the father of TABOR, has been indicted by the statewide grand Jury for failing to pay taxes on income he earned during the 2005, 2006 and 2007 tax years. Continue Reading Bruce indicted for tax evasion

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Colorado lawmakers want district court judges to be able to issue arrest warrants if people fail to show up for campaign finance hearings. House Bill 1117, issued Monday, would allow judges to fine people who ignore the subpoenas. Lawmakers say the bill was aimed at anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce. The secretary of state’s office wanted… Continue Reading Bruce spurs bill that seeks arrest power for ignoring subpoenas

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Judge fines Bruce’s charity $11,300

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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

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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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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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