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Gessler to hold elections meeting in Springs

Secretary of State Scott Gessler will be in Colorado Springs tomorrow as part of his “election integrity” listening tour, to collect comment about the November general election. The meeting is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the El Paso County clerk and recorder’s office, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Free parking is available.… Continue Reading Gessler to hold elections meeting in Springs

Colorado considering big campaign finance changes

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Campaign finance changes suggested by Colorado’s divisive Republican elections chief are up for public review. Secretary of State Scott Gessler has suggested increasing the amount of money an issue committee can raise before it has to report contributions to the state. Gessler also wants to limit some campaign-finance fines and loosen rules for how much… Continue Reading Colorado considering big campaign finance changes

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler is slashing fees on business filings to boost jobs. Gessler said Thursday the state already has some of the lowest fees in the nation. The new fees will be effective Nov. 1. The biggest cut will be for nonprofit organizations, which are being cut from $50 to $20. Several other… Continue Reading Colorado Secretary of State slashes business fees

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Colo. fee holiday for out-of state businesses

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is offering a fee holiday for out-of-state businesses. For three months starting Sept. 1, the Secretary of State will temporarily reduce fees from $125 to $1. The Secretary of State’s office is almost exclusively funded through business filing fees, but he says his office can absorb the fee reduction… Continue Reading Colo. fee holiday for out-of state businesses

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler is transferring $485,000 of unclaimed overpayments to the Colorado treasurer. Continue Reading Secretary of State to transfer overpayments

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Gessler keeping $3.5M slated to balance budget

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler plans to keep $3.5 million that his predecessor had offered to state lawmakers to help balance the budget. The Denver Post reports that Gessler, a Republican, wants to use some of the money to fight identity theft. The money at issue is from a fund generated by fees on business… Continue Reading Gessler keeping $3.5M slated to balance budget

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Secretary of state challenger tied to fine

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A Republican challenging Colorado’s secretary of state worked for a group facing hefty state fines for reporting errors. Scott Gessler is a lawyer whose specialty is elections law. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Gessler was the registered agent for the Colorado Independent Auto Dealers Association political committee, which faces a $528,000 fine for not… Continue Reading Secretary of state challenger tied to fine

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