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Caldara Wants Feds, Not State, To Run Gun Background Checks

One local libertarian leader has an idea that would save the state more than $1 million a year — have the federal, not state, government run background checks for people buying firearms.

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What Colo. News Orgs Are Saying About Tuesday’s Health-Care Rally

Here’s a roundup of news of Tuesday’s rally protesting the Obama Administration’s health-care reforms.

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Say Cheese: Ritter’s Ad/Photo/Video Work Cost Taxpayers $200K

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter does not have a staff photographer – but he has billed taxpayers more than $200,000 to hire outside contractors and pay for photographs, videos and TV ads promoting his accomplishments since June 2008.

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Ban On Federal Mandate?

The leader of a local libertarian group is making plans for a 2010 ballot initiative that would exempt Coloradans from a possible federal mandate requiring all citizens to buy insurance or pay a penalty.

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Rep. Cindy Acree Says She’ll Push Colo. To Opt Out Of U.S. Health Plan

“Right now (there are states that) are in fiscal distress and cannot support or sustain the federal legislation as written,” Acree said. “And there are civil liberties here that are being infringed upon.”

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Rancor Runs Deep in Brophy-Bowman SD 1 Race

When Republican Greg Brophy and his relatives celebrate the holidays, one family member isn’t likely to find a gift from the state senator from Wray under his Christmas tree: Democrat Mike Bowman, who is running against his cousin by marriage.

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Watch It Now: ‘Independent Thinking’ Discusses RTD

‘Independent Thinking’ and host Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute, discusses the Regional Transportation District with Chuck Plunkett of The Denver Post and Kathleen Osher from the Transit Alliance, a regional transit coalition.

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Three Initiatives Target State Finances In Colo.

Three proposed ballot questions that alter the state’s finances may soon appear on next year’s ballot. READ THE INITIATIVES.

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