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Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandSeptember 5, 20187min522

While there's been plenty of angst about the amount of money going into the governor's race (currently at $21.3 million and counting, just for the candidates) campaign finance reports released Tuesday show that it's likely to be dwarfed by what the oil and gas is already pouring into committees that will do its bidding on ballot measures for November. The campaign finance reports come from the Secretary of State's campaign finance filing system, TRACER, and cover the period of July 28 through Aug. 29.


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Simon LomaxSimon LomaxAugust 23, 201811min1116

Investors: Don’t buy what political activists are trying to sell you in Colorado. I’m surprised this reminder is even necessary, given how anti-oil and gas ballot measures collapsed in 2014 and 2016. But according to the Denver Business Journal, this month’s signature submittal for anti-oil and gas Initiative 97 “rattled some investors,” with a $3 billion drop in the combined market value of some of Colorado’s largest energy companies observed in the days afterward.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinSeptember 21, 201617min390

A proposed constitutional amendment to add stricter regulations to the sale of marijuana and related products in Colorado did not make the Nov. 8 general election ballot because the industry "bought off" companies that help gather petition signatures, backers of the failed measure claim. A marijuana industry official called the allegation untrue and backers "old school" in their total opposition to marijuana.