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This Year, Colo. Initiatives Mostly Ending In Failure

Out of more than a hundred initiatives filed for the 2010 election cycle and with petition deadlines looming, only a handful will make it to the November ballot.

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‘Health Care Choice’ Initiative Gets OK From Colo. Supreme Court

An initiative aimed at blocking the effects of the federal health care reform bill in Colorado is one step closer to making it on November’s ballot, Law Week Colorado reports.

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Political Rivals Seek Alliance Against Three Ballot Initiatives

Colorado’s business and political leaders are searching for ways to mend fences and join forces after a divisive legislative session.

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SB10-205: House OKs Bill To Counter Amendment 61 Provision

A bill approved 56 to 9 by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday would provide school districts an alternative way to patch funding holes caused by cash-flow shortages if Amendment 61 passes on November’s ballot.

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Pro-Life Measure’s Support Revived

All of the top-named GOP candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate have publicly supported the ballot question that would declare that life begins at conception.

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SB10-216: Who Deserves First Crack at the Ballot?

“Put the people first” was the refrain heard from the Senate floor Friday among Republican lawmakers who argued against a proposal to reverse the order in which statewide ballot issues are presented to voters. The measure passed, thanks largely to majority Democrats.

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SCR10-003: Constitutional-Change Resolution Lacks Support

In a year that could bring a November ballot full of proposed amendments to the constitution, the chances of a vote on making it harder to change the state constitution might be getting slimmer.

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SCR10-003: Will Voters Make it Tougher to Amend the Constitution?

Lawmakers Wednesday debated and approved in committee a measure that would make it more difficult for citizens to amend the state constitution— but only if those same voters approve the measure in November.

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Tapia Takes Another Run at Initiative Curbs

State lawmakers may once again ask voters to make it harder to get constitutional amendments on the ballot, an idea Coloradans rejected in 2008.

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Potential Changes to Ballot Initiative Process Gain Broad Support

Lawmakers Tuesday looked at two measures that could make changes to the initiative process in Colorado.

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