Skip to main content

TCI has a nice summary of crappy campaign finance guy Scott Shires.  Even though he's on probation for one illegal act, he's now under fire for alleged laundering money.

Another crazy ballot initiative?  Perhaps.  If it gets far enough, this anti-tax ballot measure would further cripple state government.

Governor Ritter  is in favor of in-state tuition for undocumented high school graduates.

Oil and gas rules are about to pass in the house.

said Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma. "We want to fix these rules, and they're not letting us."

The oil and gas rule-making process has been a marathon one, stretching over nearly two years, more than 20 hearings and dozens of hours of testimony. During today's hearing, Republicans tried to delay the rules for another year, saying the state needs more time to study them.

Democrats defeated that push, saying the rules are too important to wait. Curry said most people she's heard from in her district support them.

"If we took another year off, they would be subject to another year of the health impacts," Curry said.

Did you hear that?  After 2 years, 20 hearings, and a unanimous vote by the oil and gas commissioners, Cory Gardner is whining that "they're not letting us" gut the rules.  Booo hoooo!

The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun the bid process for road construction funded by stimulus money.

Colorado sales tax down revenue is down 16.2% from the same month last year.

According to the CDC smokers in Colorado are down to 18.7% from 22.8% 10 years ago.

Congresswoman Markey is fighting for clean water in small towns.  She offered an amendment to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to increase the portion of funding that goes to small towns.

University of Colorado Regents are calling on state lawmakers to consider sources such as a lottery, local taxes, and oil severance taxes to help fund higher ed.

More bull-crap on oil and gas.  Republicans are calling for two of the oil and gas commissioners to be removed.  Why two?  Every single one of them voted for the new rules.

Senator Udall said he's changing how he deals with earmarks, now only considering requests for funding from public entities, not private corporations.

Bravo to Coloradoan editor Bob Moore for speaking the truth about the newspaper industry.

"We in media must reclaim that leadership mission. But we must do it as part of the community, not removed or above the community," said Bob Moore, attended the former University of Southern Colorado in the 1980s. "This won't be easy. We have to modify our approaches, shed bad habits and master new technology."

I think that's a better plan than blaming bloggers.

Cross-posted at SquareState.

Originally posted to johne on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:03 AM PDT.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site