As I mentioned before, we have two great events coming up this Thursday that we’d love to have you join in on.
CLE Seminar: Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Constitutional Litigation
From 9:00-1:00pm on Thursday, we are hosting a continuing legal education seminar in partnership with Public Trust Institute. While registration and payment is required to attend in person and to receive continuing legal education (CLE) credits, this event is also open to non-lawyers and is available via Zoom. Presenters include Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, Constitutional Law Professor Adam Lamparello, Public Trust Institute Legal Director Dan Burrows, and ME.
Details, Registration, and Zoom information can be found HERE.
BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution
Mike Gonzalez, a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, will be joining us to discuss his new book, BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution. Liberty-minded people must have a solid understanding of BLM and the roots of CRT and its offspring and Gonzalez will equip you with the a solid understanding. Details can be found HERE.
And if you can’t join in person, the event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel.
2021 INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE VOTER GUIDES
Don’t forget to take a look at our voter guides for both the statewide and Denver ballots. And make sure to go to Complete Colorado for in-depth ongoing coverage and commentary on the November election.
How are the PUC and monopoly utilities like Xcel like the Mafia? They have perfected the art of the shakedown. Read all about it in my latest column.
Reporter Sherrie Peif recently did a deep dive into a huge bond debt ask by the Adams 27J school district, which according to Sherrie’s reporting is ‘bursting at the seams’ with new student in the rapidly growing Commerce City/Brighton area.
Joshua Sharf makes the case that Amendment 78 is a much-needed return to basic American principles of governing. You can read that HERE.
Finally, Natalie Menten warns against buying into tax hike ballot language that actually permanently takes away your right to a refund of over collected tax revenue under our TABOR amendment.
POLITICAL LAW CENTER
While the Legislature has adjourned for the year, the Independence Institute’s Political Law Center has its hands full monitoring the State’s administrative agencies holding rule making proceedings.
We are watching CDOT proceedings regarding “Proposed Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Standards for Transportation Planning, the Governor’s Energy Office plans to mandate the electrification of buildings as part of its Energy mission, the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy, and the Colorado Attorney General’s briefings on the Colorado Privacy Act.
Administrative law in Colorado has become a full contact sport.
In October, Rob Natelson, our Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence, in conjunction with Tom McGillvray (a Republican from Billings, Montana), will address the promotion of a “convention of states” with key audiences in Bozeman, Kalispell, and Great Falls. These visits continue his tour around Montana to address how to check federal overreach in all state affairs.