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HB10-1272: Lawmakers Reject Proposal to Limit Certain Contributions

After lively debate on the House floor Tuesday, lawmakers soundly rejected a measure that would have placed limits on campaign contributions for elected school board and RTD board positions

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Colo. Legislators Look To Beef Up Campaign-Finance Laws

State Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, wants to close reporting loopholes she said already exist and ensure that any new forms of spending are properly disclosed ahead of an important election.

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Colorado House Candidate Sells ‘Huerfano World,’ Since Re-Sold

A state House candidate in southern Colorado has sold The Huerfano World, a newspaper in Walsenburg, and it has since been resold to area publishers Brian and Gretchen Orr, who have combined the newspaper with their Huerfano Journal, now called The Huerfano World Journal.

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How News Orgs Covered Obama’s Visit To Raise $675K For Bennet

President Barack Obama blew through Denver during a snowstorm Thursday afternoon to boost Sen. Michael Bennet’s re-election campaign, part of a skip across the West to help vulnerable candidates.

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Ritter Seeks High Court’s Clarification on Campaign-Finance Rules

Gov. Bill Ritter has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on a campaign-finance dispute over contribution limits.

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HB10-1272: McCann-Steadman Bill Tamps Down Candidate Contributions

House Bill 10-1272 would set contribution limits of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for small donor committees to any candidates for school board seats and the RTD board of directors.

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Ritter And Legislature To Ask Supreme Court For Guidance On Citizens United

Bernie Buescher said Gov. Bill Ritter and the legislature will likely ask the state Supreme Court to issue a ruling to clarify what Citizens United will mean for Colorado election law.

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Report: More Money Being Raised By State Political Candidates

State candidates, stealth political groups and special-interest political committees in Colorado have amassed millions of dollars in campaign donations to kick off the 2010 elections.

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Rep. Court Seeks Public Financing Of Legislative Campaigns

In a bid they say would loosen the grip of special interests on the State Capitol, some Democratic lawmakers are proposing to let qualifying legislative candidates tap public funds to help pay for their races. READ BILL AS CURRENTLY DRAFTED.

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Buescher Wants Colo. Legislators To Sort Out Campaign-Finance Mess

This week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on political spending has left the state’s campaign finance law vulnerable to a legal challenge, but the top elections officer is hoping to avoid that by asking the Colorado Supreme Court for advice.

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