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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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  • Fourth Nomination for Californian of the Year: Jerry Sonnenberg

    Fourth Nomination for Californian of the Year: Jerry Sonnenberg0

    • December 21, 2017

    Today we are proud to announce our fourth 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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  • Corporate groups squeal about ending corporate welfare

    Corporate groups squeal about ending corporate welfare0

    • February 27, 2017

    Rumors are swirling around the Capitol that corporate lobbyists are lining up in opposition to SB17-188, the repeal of the state income tax credit for “innovative vehicles.” It isn’t surprising. Whenever their place at the taxpayer trough is threatened, they squeal like a ____ (fill in the blank). We call SB17-188 “repeal and repair” because instead

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  • Legislature provides cover for Xcel Energy0

    • April 12, 2011

    Xcel Energy enjoys great success at the state Capitol. It seems that whatever Xcel wants legislatively, Xcel gets. Relief for ratepayers is met with opposition. According to the Secretary of State’s online lobbying information, through March 2011, the utility company has taken positions on 28 different bills this year: opposing 14, supporting 3 and “amending”

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