Armando Montaño, a former intern for the Colorado Independent, died this past weekend in Mexico City, where he was writing for the Associated Press. Mexican officials are investigating his death and, according to the AP, the U.S. embassy is monitoring that investigation.
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It wasn’t bad enough that Douglas Bruce lost a bid to join the Colorado Springs City Council last week. It still wasn’t bad enough when he was arrested Friday for tax evasion.
State Senator Morgan Carroll and Representative Lois Court’s ballot-initiative transparency bill, HB 1035, passed Monday unanimously out of the Senate and with a wide majority in the House. The deep support for the bill is notably rare when it comes to legislation that seeks to tweak Colorado’s ballot initiative process, an intentionally loose process loved by citizens and special interests alike.
DENVER– Democratic state lawmakers Rep. Lois Court and Sen. Morgan Carroll have taken another step in their move to head off would-be anonymous Colorado ballot-initiative authors and financiers. A bill they introduced this legislative session comes in response to the farce Colorado Springs anti-tax crusader Doug Bruce made of the initiative process last year, when as “Mr X” he sent detailed emails of instruction to the initiative proponents, failed to report he was housing petition-signature gatherers and dodged subpoena servers for more than three months.
Nonprofit watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch on Tuesday brought out a list reviewing five of the most glaring high-profile breaches of public trust in Colorado in 2010. Ethics Watch is often described (or dismissed) as “left-leaning,” and it’s true that its list this year spotlights the actions of four well-known Republican political figures. But it’s also true that the names of three of the four men included on the list– Doug Bruce, Dan Maes and Scott McInnis– now mostly induce chortles and head shaking on the left and right in political circles across the nation.
“We were trying to pick [instances] where there was no redeeming side. These were cases where there was no way to give a positive spin,” Director Luis Toro told the Colorado Independent.
LOVELAND– In a gubernatorial debate held here Friday by the Northeastern Colorado group Progressive 15, American Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo backed away from his earlier support of the “Bad Three” anti-tax ballot initiatives pushed by anti-government crusader Doug Bruce and heavily backed among the state’s tea party voters.
Matt Drudge would be proud of the headline hovering today over Tim Hoover’s story on the battle being waged over three tax-slashing initiatives headed for the Colorado ballot this November. The story was tagged with this headline at the…
The Colorado Springs District Attorney Dan May cut a deal with Douglas Bruce for his testimony in a grand jury hearing on irregularities surrounding three controversial anti-tax initiatives. Bruce stonewalled the court Wednesday, afraid to incriminate himself and subject…
COLORADO SPRINGS– Anti-tax crusader Doug Bruce, who has ducked more than 30 attempts by the state to serve him with a subpoena in the last weeks, seemed surprised Monday at a ballot initiative hearing here when a man approached…
Colorado Springs needs a full-time mayor, Dave Munger said, announcing his candidacy for the position. The election will be held April 2011.