Opinion

Endorsements: We’re a YES on wolves

Coloradans could know that the gray wolf is back in the state a few years after the passage of Proposition 114 on the November ballot. “Know,” not necessarily “see,” because wolves are content to...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: The time has come for popular vote

Here is a reminder why the presidential candidates are spending so much money and time in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida: They are among the few so-called battleground states where support for the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: The word ‘every’ does not need replacing

The Colorado Constitution currently states that every citizen who has attained the age of 18 years, has resided in the state for some time as may be prescribed, and has duly registered as a voter...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: A strong broadside against nicotine use

Proposition EE would tax nicotine from all sides, adding to cigarette taxes, taxing wholesalers and for the first time taxing vaping. (Chewing tobacco is targeted as well.) Imaginatively, the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Put new state fee initiatives to voters

Supporters and opponents of Proposition 117, which will require voters to approve any new state enterprise that is expected to be supported by more than $100 million in revenue from fees over five...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements

In 1982, the Gallagher Amendment was needed to halt the climbing residential taxes that Coloradans were facing. Included in an equation that set residential taxes at 45% of what would be collected,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements

A Yes vote on Amendment 77 will change state constitution and law to allow residents of Central City, Black Hawk and Cripple Creek to expand gaming and gaming limits. All three are former gold...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Keep out of reproductive rights

Proposition 115, an addition to the state’s statutes, has been put added to the ballot by signature gatherers. It would penalize doctors with a misdemeanor charge and a fine, and a temporary loss...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: No on family and medical leave

One of the most significant questions on the November ballot is the creation of a paid family and medical leave enterprise within the state’s Department of Labor. Most employers and employees in...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Easier bingo!

In what is the least impactful question on the November ballot, voters are being asked to make it quicker for new charities to organize bingo games and raffles for their fundraisers. Instead of...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: A note to readers

Our endorsements will continue, addressing the 11 questions and multiple candidates, on one or two print days a week through Oct. 21. They will also be posted on the Journal ’s website, under...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Endorsements: Don’t touch the tax rate

Two-thirds of a million dollars in in-kind contributions so far, is being used to advocate cutting the state’s individual and corporate tax rates from 4.63% to 4.55%. With the damage done to payers...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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