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Partisanship, money dominated some local Colorado 2021

Details: The money went toward digital and radio ads, mailers, text messages to voters and other initiatives supporting the GOP candidates. The two groups were funded by Colorado Rising Action Fund, which gave them $554,000, Workforce Fairness Institute, which contributed $234,000, and Better Jobs Coalition, which gave $50,000.

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Colorado to possibly get up to $1 billion to end digital

Details: There’s also money to address digital-equity issues for lower-income and rural users and others. TODAY’S UNDERWRITER After the bill becomes law, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the Department of Commerce, has six months to create the program and rules on how the money would be …

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Colorado has paid out just 7.4% of its federal rent

Details: Colorado has been doling out more ERAP money in each of past three months: $2.4 million in May, then $11.4 million in June and $12.8 million in July. But it’s hard to tell from the data shared by DOLA. As of Tuesday, the state’s pandemic housing data showed that $147.6 million had been approved or paid to about 40,000 applicants.

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Colorado’s free rent program has paid out 15.2% of its

Details: The ERAP money came from two federal relief packages that split Colorado’s share between the state and 11 high population cities and counties. The first round, dubbed ERA1, allocated $385.1 million to Colorado, with one-third designated for 11 local jurisdictions.

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How Colorado can and cannot spend American Rescue …

Details: The money expressly cannot be used as a way to cut taxes and keep revenue flat. It also can’t be used to backfill or bolster pension funds. We believe vital information needs to be seen by the people impacted, whether it’s a public health crisis, investigative reporting or keeping lawmakers accountable.

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Colorado unveils plan to distribute $400 million in opioid

Details: The money Colorado expects to receive from opioid settlements is made up of $300 million from Johnson & Johnson along with three major drug distributors, Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen. At least another $50 million is expected from Purdue Pharma, the creator of OxyContin, and from members of the Sackler family who owned the …

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Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its …

Details: Conservative dark-money group battles to keep its donors secret in showdown with Colorado’s secretary of state. The nonprofit Unite for Colorado plans to appeal its $40,000 fine while facing a second complaint for spending on ballot measures

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Colorado TABOR refunds 2021: Here's how much …

Details: Putting a question on the 2022 ballot that would allow the state to keep the money In 2019, voters rejected Proposition CC Proposition, which would have eliminated the TABOR cap on the state budget. We believe vital information needs to be seen by the people impacted, whether it’s a public health crisis, investigative reporting or keeping

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Congress’ bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $8.3

Details: The money would be used to modernize bus and subway fleets and bring new service to communities. $66 billion for passenger and freight rail. The money would be used to reduce Amtrak’s maintenance backlog, improve Amtrak’s 457-mile-long Northeast Corridor as well as other routes and make safety improvements to rail grade crossings.

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From sewers to golf courses, cities like Pueblo see green

Details: Candice Temple, a city spokesperson, noted the money will go to develop the 115-acre site, which will include a par-3 golf course, clubhouse and bike paths. The total cost of the project is $16.8 million, with the rest of the money coming from a bond financing. The city plans to hire seven people to work at the course.

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Colorado kids say how federal stimulus should be spent at

Details: Free meals, flexible schedules: Colorado kids on where federal stimulus money for schools should go. The state listened to a dozen students talk about their pandemic-challenged school year and how Colorado could make next year better. Erica Breunlin. 5:05 AM MDT on Jul 9, 2021. Eagleside Elementary is seen on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in

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Ethics complaints are up, and this Colorado agency wants

Details: A Colorado panel responsible for investigating ethics complaints against government workers and elected officials is asking lawmakers for more money to help its only employee deal with a growing caseload. Since the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission first convened in 2007, the commission has mostly operated with just one employee, an

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Opinion: Money drove many Republican operatives toward

Details: Money. Cash. Moolah. The all-mighty dollar. It sounds like a glib, stock answer, but it is nonetheless true. It is also more complex than a straight swap of money for principle. But as with many choices, money is the root cause. Campaign consultants and electoral strategists need to earn a living just like the rest of us.

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Colorado families are leaving $58 million in federal food

Details: Colorado has distributed less than half of the $110 million it received from the federal government through the Pandemic EBT program, and the deadline to get the money to parents and guardians is the end of the month. Families have to get their applications in by Sept. 23 to allow for processing.

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Housing, workforce development, infrastructure: How

Details: Colorado Democrats on Monday unveiled the broad strokes of how they plan to spend $3.8 billion in federal coronavirus stimulus money being sent to state government, prioritizing affordable housing, workforce development and infrastructure projects.. More than half of the money — $2 billion — will be allocated before the 2021 legislative session ends by …

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Opinion: Colorado has committed people and money to expand

Details: Opinion: Colorado needs the right plan to match the people and money it has committed to expand early education. Pre-K must be easy to find for parents, and high-quality for kids. Cathrine Floyd and Deborah J. Leong. 1:30 AM MDT on Sep 22, 2021. This summer, Governor Jared

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Proposition 120 results: Colorado voters reject property

Details: Dark-money group Unite for Colorado, which doesn’t disclose its donors, gave $875,000 to the issue committee, while Colorado Rising State Action, another dark money nonprofit, gave $347,000. And the Apartment Association of Metro Denver gave nearly $242,000.

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Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to

Details: Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to boost money for roads. Gov. Jared Polis has made clear to lawmakers he wants a bipartisan deal this session, according to advocates who say this year could break the impasses in prior sessions. With Pikes Peak looming in the distance, traffic flows along Federal Boulevard in Westminster

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Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70 million in federal

Details: The money is a portion of the $1.67 billion Colorado received through the federal CARES Act. Most of those funds already were allocated to schools and higher education by Gov. Jared Polis, but he left a small portion for lawmakers to spend.

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Jared Polis continues to fund positions in his office with

Details: The money is to fund the position for several years. An adviser on new American integration, funded by a $280,000 grant from the Emerson Collective, led by Lauren Powell Jobs, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has received a large infusion of funding from Zuckerberg. The money is to fund the position for several years.

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Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw

Details: Colorado school board contests, stoked by COVID, draw intense partisan fervor and big money. Coronavirus measures, teaching on race motivate national groups, wealthy individuals and both Republican and Democratic parties to get involved in local races across the state. A trio of signs supporting conservative candidates for the board of Mesa

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Colorado’s COVID rent-assistance program is now paying out

Details: That also gets the state’s ERAP payouts to 24.2% for round one, and 13.6% overall. MORE: Colorado has paid out just 7.4% of its federal rent-assistance funds. DOLA switched to a new payment vendor, Bill.com, on Aug. 17 and is now making payments of $5 million per week instead of $1 million, Koser said.

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Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher

Details: Vick says although there won’t be money put in the account at first, he thinks it “opens the door to a whole realm of possibilities.” Vick said the bank account could be filled with some of the billions of dollars in coronavirus aid the state is receiving from the federal government. It could be filled with general-fund money.

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Federal government offers Denver millions to expand

Details: By shifting its focus from providing costly emergency services, to offering preventive care, the city saved money in the long run, program leaders said. “It has really confirmed everything that we as an organization have known about housing with supportive services, and that is, that it is the most effective way to house people who were

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Conservative group backing Colorado’s national popular

Details: Domestic Policies Caucus is the dark-money group largely funding Conservatives for Yes on National Popular Vote and gave the group its first $85,000 in two donations. The organization is based in Minnesota and is registered with the state as a nonprofit.

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Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against

Details: Dark-money group spends record amount lobbying against Colorado Democrats’ effort to shrink health care costs. Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, funded by hospitals, insurers and other business groups, is now the top single-year Colorado lobbying client for any year since 2011 — and possibly ever

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Colorado governor announces distribution of $1.6 billion

Details: The money was given to Colorado through the passage of the CARES Act. The distribution — announced as an executive order in collaboration with Democratic legislative leaders — is designed to settle questions about who has the authority to …

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Amendment 78 explainer: More lawmaker oversight of state

Details: A measure on Colorado’s November ballot asks voters to change the way the state approves spending money from the federal government, legal settlements and other non-state sources. Amendment 78 would require the Colorado General Assembly to determine how the state uses what it defines as “custodial money,” funding the state receives from

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Out-of-state money fuels U.S. Senate race between Cory

Details: Out-of-state money fuels U.S. Senate race between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper. Super PACs and dark money nonprofits have already spent more than $27 million in Colorado's race. John Hickenlooper and Cory Gardner have both leveraged the economic success of Colorado on the campaign trail.

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Colorado school board election spending skyrockets in 2021

Details: Big money from teachers unions, individual donors. Teachers unions have been the biggest spenders in school board contests thus far. Their candidate contributions are focusing mostly on districts in Denver, Jefferson, Adams and Larimer counties.

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Opinion: Damn, Dem fundraisers! Please stop the emo emails

Details: Every minute, it's another email begging for money! I know if Trump wins again, it's the end of democracy, justice and the world as we know it, but these pleas are driving me nuts. And they can't possibly be working, can they?

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Oil and gas donors become an issue in Democratic primary

Details: Gardner, who began raising money for 2020 upon taking office in 2015, has brought in more than $16 million, while Hickenlooper has raised nearly $13 million since getting in the race in mid-August. Romanoff has raised nearly $3 …

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Colorado could hand out up to $149 million in disputed

Details: Senate Bill 33 is sponsored by Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, and builds on years of legislative working groups meant to satisfy easement holders dating back as far as 20 years. The bill would also spend nearly $4 million of state money in the first year to hire 21 people and cover the legal costs of expected arbitration on the past claims.

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Colorado lawmakers, governor unveil $700M state economic

Details: The money Colorado lawmakers are using to pay for the state stimulus plan comes from unexpected tax revenue. The legislature slashed the state’s budget last year by about $3.5 billion in anticipation of an economic downtown because of the coronavirus pandemic. While there was a downturn, the economy has fared better than expected, leaving the General …

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Amendment 78: Colorado voters reject spending oversight effort

Details: Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected a conservative-backed ballot measure seeking to give state lawmakers more oversight over how to spend money from the federal government and lawsuit settlements. With more than 1.1 million ballots counted as of 10:30 p.m., Amendment 78 was failing with 44% voting

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Trump pardons Steve Bannon, but not the Colorado man also

Details: Other pardon recipients include former Rep. Rick Renzi, an Arizona Republican who served three years for corruption, money laundering and other charges, and former Rep. Duke Cunningham of California, who was convicted of accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense contractors. Cunningham, who was released from prison in 2013, received a

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Colorado governor's race spending: Where the outside money

Details: Its money has come from the national organization, which is funded by member dues. Who they support: Polis. What they want: The SEIU and other unions typically prefer Democratic candidates who “support working families.” The group is a top campaign ally for Polis and other party candidates this year.

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Opinion: Shouldn’t we discuss what’s in Biden's climate

Details: There’s $550 billion for climate change, which isn’t nearly enough and probably won’t get Biden to his goal of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030. It’s got money, in tax credits, for solar panels and electric vehicles. It’s got incentives for technological advances in …

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Prop. 119 explainer: Raise marijuana taxes to pay for out

Details: Solano sees the program as unnecessary and has concerns about giving public money to private providers, which could include for-profit companies, describing it as “a slippery slope.” She also wondered why the measure created a new agency to administer the program.

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Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to

Details: By tapping money from private donors, Polis is bypassing the traditional state budget process that puts control of spending in the hands of the Colorado legislature. Each year, the administration proposes a budget for the governor’s office and state agencies that is vetted by the six-member legislative Joint Budget Committee, which crafts the

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Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It'll

Details: Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again. Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.

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Colorado Republicans say Unite America is "manipulating

Details: Colorado Republicans who want to nix 2022 primaries say this group is “manipulating” GOP races. Unite America, which calls itself a voice for political moderation, got involved in GOP legislative primaries last year. Some Republicans want to block its influence in the future. Share on twitter.

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Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over

Details: Big money is pouring into the Proposition CC campaign – and Colorado voters may never find out where much of it is coming from.. That’s because dark-money nonprofits are contributing heavily to supporters and opponents of the …

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Major corporations and political interests gave big money

Details: An organization of top business leaders and an affiliated dark-money organization topped the list of donors to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis’ inauguration.. Colorado for All, the nonprofit that hosted the Jan. 8 inauguration and “Blue Sneaker Ball,” raised $1.5 million total and spent $1.3 million, with the remainder donated to charities, according to numbers provided to …

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$10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money

Details: $10 million poured into 2019 election, but big money couldn’t push Proposition CC to passage. A look at the final campaign cash reports shows plenty of dark money on Proposition CC and two major players betting big on Proposition DD.

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