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  • 73% of likely voters want roads fix without a tax increase

    73% of likely voters want roads fix without a tax increase0

    • February 7, 2018

    I thought you might enjoy some light reading while you’re stuck in traffic. We have filed our “Fix Our Damn Roads” initiative with the state. This is the first step in a long process of placing a measure on this fall’s statewide ballot to address our crumbling roads, without raising taxes. The proposal requires the

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  • The Republican grand betrayal that just keeps getting worse

    The Republican grand betrayal that just keeps getting worse0

    • February 2, 2018

    President Donald Trump and the Republican congress just gave us a large tax cut. But Colorado’s Republican-controlled state Senate had already taken it away. To comprehend how that’s possible, we need to understand the largest betrayal of Republican values in Colorado political history: the tax-hiking, debt-raising, TABOR-busting Senate Bill 267, sponsored by Republican state Sen.

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  • How to hire the chief of police

    How to hire the chief of police0

    • January 19, 2018

    A police officer works for a chief of police. A deputy works for a sheriff. Police officers work in a police department, emphasis on the word department, as in another department of the city, like water and sewage. Deputies work in the sheriff’s office, a stand-alone office of government. The big distinction: a chief of

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  • Senator Jerry Sonnenberg wins Californian of the Year 2017!

    Senator Jerry Sonnenberg wins Californian of the Year 2017!0

    • December 27, 2017

    Today, the Independence Institute proudly awards the 2017 Californian of the Year to Senator Jerry Sonnenberg. Colorado character is best described as craving the freedom to make our own decisions. By contrast, Californian character, which is taking hold of our once ruggedly individualistic, freedom-loving state, is best described as making decisions for other people. Nothing

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  • Surviving the political hell known as Christmas dinner

    Surviving the political hell known as Christmas dinner0

    • December 26, 2017

    For those of us who have strong political opinions, we generally fall into three tribes, progressives, conservatives and libertarians. I’m not talking about political parties. I’m talking about guiding moral philosophies. You already know your tribe and I’m guessing you’re comfortable in your moral superiority. I know I am. Inside each of these tribes we

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  • Last Nomination for Californian of the Year: Mutton Buster

    Last Nomination for Californian of the Year: Mutton Buster0

    • December 22, 2017

    Today we are proud to announce our last of five nominations for our 2017 “Californian of the Year” award. This award will go to the person who most exemplifies the drive and determination to change the character of Colorado into that of California. Colorado character means craving the freedom to make one’s own decisions. By

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