Category: "Colorado Politics"

Colorado House Republican leader on Democrats and jobs

[Following is a letter to the Editor from Colorado State House Republican leader Joe Stengel. I'm not sure if it has been run by a newspaper yet....] Stengel to Democrats: Where's the Beef? Wednesday marked the last day for Gov. Owens to sign or v… more »

Colorado needs spending restraint not higher taxes!

[Following is a public note from recent Republican State Senator Mark Hillman, minority leader in the Colorado State Senate, now State Treasurer, in which he clearly takes apart any justification for the massive money grab known as Referendum C being att… more »

Update on Colorado smoking ban Senate Minority Leader Mark Hillman (now State Treasurer) debates the failed attempt to impose a smoking ban with a ban supporter.... more »

New web site to protect the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights

Here's a great new web site started by the Independence Institute with the facts about the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights and the truth about the massive tax hike known as Referendum C on the November Ballot. To hear the ra… more »

An informed opinion on preferential treatment based on sexual orientation

[Following is an online conversation between me and a commenter on my blog. I suggest you start at the end and work your way up through the three e-mails from the commenter and my tworesponses. The original comment was in response to this article about C… more »

Adding sexual orientation to hate crimes law - My letter to Governor Owens

As pointed out to me in a reader comment, the governor has already allowed this bill to become law without his signature. I wrote the letter today after receiving an e-mail from a group of Republican legislators in the State house. Apparently there is st… more »

Univ. of Colorado Regents properly approve 28% tuition increase

PUBLISHED in the Denver Post, 6/9/05: re: Tuition increase approved; State officials blast 28 percent jump (Boulder Daily Camera, 6/5/05),1713,BDC_2… more »

Governor Owens sets a personal record in vetoes

[I'm glad to see Bill Owens attempt to redeem himself (from his support of Referendum C, busting the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights) by setting a record in recent years for the number of bills vetoed by a Colorado Governor. Here is an explanation by Republic… more »

Referendum C: The Trojan Horse of Taxation

Here's a new (and brilliant) campaign by the Colorado Club for Growth to begin educating citizens of Colorado about what Referendum C (busting the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights) is really about. Considering that TABOR-like bills are on the ballot in nearly a… more »

Education's problem is not a lack of money

In response to a question from a school administrator in Colorado, George Clowes of the Heartland Institute responded with this excellent article about the lack of correlation between money spent on K-12 education and student performance, when controllin… more »