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2019

COPO SPECIAL REPORT | Shaping Colorado’s energy future
“At a long table in Greenwood Village’s Il Fornaio restaurant, Charlie McNeil sketched out a diagram showing how the technology of drilling for oil and gas is making it safer, cheaper and more productive than ever.”
Colorado Politics: July 31, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Building on recent successes, CSPR expands team
“Research at CSPR is conducted to help Coloradan’s better understand the economic and policy issues that matter most in their lives.”
The Villager: July 24, 2019
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People on the Move: Dave Davia
“’We are pleased to announce Dave Davia as a new CSPR Board Member,’ said Kristin Strohm, CSPR President and CEO.”
Denver Business Journal: July 8, 2019
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Growth-control measure passes in Lakewood
“Now that local voters have passed a 1% cap on growth in Lakewood, Question 200’s chief proponent, Cathy Kentner, says it’s time to prove those with doomsday warnings were completely wrong.”
Colorado Politics: July 3, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado: can you comply?
“According to Charlie McNeil, CEO of NexGen Resources Corporation and a member of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable Board of Directors, one of the least talked about, most sweeping issues to come out of the 2019 legislative session is the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The Villager: June 19, 2019
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Opponents blast proposed Lakewood growth cap, say it would scare away investment and increase home prices
“Proponents of the initiative say the cap will keep the cost of living in check, but business leaders say the opposite will occur.”
Denver Business Journal: June 12, 2019, by Andrew Dodson
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Lakewood growth initiative will be costly to taxpayers, says business group’s study
“A new study supported by a metro Denver business partnership says Lakewood’s July 2 ballot question to limit growth to 1% a year will lead to higher property taxes to pay for city services.”
Colorado Politics: June 11, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Latest emissions mandates would repeal the Industrial Revolution
“Democratic lawmakers promised their base that they would Do Something regarding climate change.”
Colorado Politics: June 6, 2019, by Kelly Sloan
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Experts speak to ‘Common Sense’ about Colorado legislature, economy
“The Common Sense Policy Roundtable took a pragmatic review of the past legislative session during a breakfast in Greenwood Village on Tuesday.”
Colorado Politics: May 21, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Despite the defeat of Initiative 300, homelessness in Denver remains a top business concern
“The initiative, defeated this week, would have reversed the camping ban in Denver. But homelessness remains a problem for local businesses.”
Denver Business Journal: May 9, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Denver’s controversial Initiative 300 fails in early election results
“The ‘Right to Survive’ initiative would have reversed the city’s camping ban.”
Denver Business Journal: May 7, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Colorado business leaders gear up for next family-leave battle as sponsors pledge ‘homework up front’
“Sponsors of the bill turned it from a mandatory new program to a series of studies Wednesday.”
Denver Business Journal: April 25, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Colorado Democratic senators pump brakes on paid family leave program
“Senators had concerns about whether the proposed paid family leave program could pay for itself”
The Colorado Independent: April 24, 2019, by John Herrick
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Colorado Senate Democrats shelve family leave program for study
“Faced with business opposition, Democrats behind a paid family leave proposal for Colorado have pulled the program to opt for a study.”
Colorado Politics: April 24, 2019, by Joey Bunch
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Business leaders cheer as sponsors put brakes on Colorado paid-family-leave bill
“The bill was seen originally as a slam dunk for Democrats, but the level of pushback was surprising to some more moderate members of the Senate caucus.”
Denver Business Journal: April 24, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Major changes could be coming to Colorado paid-family-leave bill in vote Wednesday
“Sponsors scramble to assure skeptics of the soundness of the program as business groups pressure potential swing votes.”
Denver Business Journal: April 24, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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Polis expresses concerns about funding of Colorado’s proposed paid-family-leave program 
“Senate Bill 188 is expected to be debated Tuesday on the Senate floor.”
Denver Business Journal: April 23, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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New memo increases debate over potential insolvency of Colorado’s paid-family-leave program
“A bill to create the program is slated for debate on the Senate floor Thursday.”
Denver Business Journal: April 18, 2019, by Ed Sealover
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BARBWIRE BOB – Ramblin’ around the corral with Bob Sweeney
“I started last week attending a “Eggs and Economy” breakfast at the University Club sponsored by the Common-Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR)…”
The Villager: April 17, 2019
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New report highlights financial risks of the FAMLI Leave bill
“A new report released today by the REMI Partnership analyzes the cost and risk of financial insolvency for Senate Bill 188, the paid family leave bill.”
The Colorado Chamber Blog: April 9, 2019
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Ross talks to CSPR Board Member Jack Graham about the FAMLI Leave Bill
The Ross Kaminsky Show, 630 KHOW: April 9, 2019
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New version of paid family leave proposal has employees paying more
“DENVER — A paid family leave bill is one the major pillars of Democratic agenda at the Colorado State Capitol this year. With fewer than 20 days to go in the session, lawmakers are re-writing the bill.”
Fox31: April 9, 2019, by Joe St. George
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Krista with Jack Graham, CSPR on SB 19-188 (FAMLI Leave Bill)
The Krista Kafer Show, 630 KHOW, April 9, 2019
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Bill to create state run insurance program to help employees
Buz Koelbel talks to Reporter Shaun Boyd
KCNC News4: April 9, 2019, by Shaun Boyd
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Paid family leave plan advances in Colorado Senate after rocky rollout
“The bill looks different after a crucial committee vote. Changes include a bigger employee contribution.”
The Denver Post: April 9, 2019, by Nic Garcia
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Business leaders speak out on Denver’s controversial Initiative 300
The ordinance would allow homeless camps, sparking fiery debate within the community.
Denver Business Journal: April 9, 2019, by Monica Vendituoli
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Questions surround Tuesday’s crucial vote on Colorado paid-family-leave bill
“As backers and opponents question each other’s numbers, a new study asks if funding assumptions are too conservative.”
Denver Business Journal: April 9, 2019 by Ed Sealover
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Senate Bill 181: REMI Study from CSPR
“Chris Brown, Director of Policy and Research at Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR) joins us to talk about the latest REMI Study CSPR released on Senate Bill 181.”
Colorado Business Roundtable: April 2, 2019, by Alex Hopkins
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COVER STORY | Debate over Denver’s streets: As homelessness grips the city, voters ponder scrapping camping ban
“Denver voters are set to decide a groundbreaking referendum that would repeal the city’s ban on homeless camping and allow people to live on the street.”
Colorado Politics: April 2, 2019, by John C. Ensslin
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OPINION | Well-intended Initiative 300 will backfire on Denver’s homeless — and on the rest of us
“300 represents unprecedented and broad sweeping policy changes that will tangibly restrict our ability to deliver critical resources to homeless people and would have an immense impact on Denver and our state.”
Colorado Politics: March 29, 2019, by Sabrina Zunker and Jack Graham
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EDITORIAL: Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold
“Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.”
The Gazette: March 26, 2019, by The Gazette editorial board
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EDITORIAL: Denver Issue 300 leaves our homeless in the cold
“Denver’s deceptive “Right to Survive” Issue 300 threatens to harm the homeless, the state’s economy and some of Colorado’s finest urban spaces.”
Colorado Politics: March 26, 2019, by The Gazette editorial board
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Krista talks to Walter “Buz” Koelbel Jr on Senate Bill 181 pending in CO GA
630 KHOW: March 25, 2019, Krista Kafer Show
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What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?
“Two scenarios: One of harmony, another of economic devastation”
The Journal: March 20, 2019, by Ryan Maye Handy
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New Colorado Regulatory Push Could Again Imperil State Jobs, Economy
“Though Colorado has set the gold standard for state regulation of natural gas and oil, some don’t think that’s enough.”
Energy API: March 20, 2019, by Mark Green
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Chris Brown, of the CSPR, on the economic impacts of SB-181 in Colorado
The team sits down with Chris Brown, director of policy & research at Common Sense Policy Roundtable, to discuss what the passage of SB-181 could mean for energy producers in Colorado and consumers around the country.
Institute for Energy Research: March 20, 2019
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What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?
Two scenarios: One of harmony, another of economic devastation
The Durango Herald: March 19, 2019, by Ryan Maye Handy
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Buz Koelbel with The Common Sense Policy Roundtable joins Ross Kaminsky
630 KHOW: March 18, 2019
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How would new regulations impact the oil and gas industry in Colorado? Here’s what we know.
One of the most debated points of the Colorado legislation is its economic impact, but both sides acknowledge they don’t know all the answers
The Colorado Sun: March 18, 2019, by John Frank
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Research & Commentary: Oil and Gas Regulation Overhaul Bill would have Deleterious Effect on Colorado Economy
Proposal Would Be De Facto Moratorium On All New Drilling Activity
The Heartland Institute: March 12, 2019, by Tim Benson
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Will legislature ignore the will of the voters — and wreck our energy economy?
“Just four short months ago, voters said no to a ban that would have devastated the oil and gas industry in Colorado. Proposition 112 was defeated by a decisive margin of 12 points.”
Colorado Politics: March 11, 2019, by Robin Wise
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‘This is a job killer’: Colorado oil and gas reform threatens to slow state economy, industry says
Outcry spreads as sweeping drilling reforms clear another committee.
Denver Business Journal: March 8, 2019, by Greg Avery
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Krista talks to Kristin Strohm, President of Common Sense Policy Roundtable
Kristin Strohm, President & CEO of the Common Sense Policy Roundtable joins Krista Kafer on 630 KHOW to discuss the latest REMI Partnership study, Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space.
630 KHOW – Krista Kafer Show: March 7, 2019
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Elizabeth PeetzThe Ross Kaminsky Show, 630 KHOW
Elizabeth Peetz, Vice President of Government Affairs, Colorado Association of REALTORS® and a REMI Partner joined host Ross Kaminsky on his show to discuss the latest REMI study, Denver Initiative 300: Impacts on the Homeless and Society by Granting Unimpeded Access to Public Space.
iHeart Radio: March 4, 2019, 65:00-76:30
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Legislative assault on oil and gas would betray voters, devastate economy
“Last November, Coloradans voted decisively to reject Proposition 112, the ballot initiative that would have effectively ended new oil and gas development in the state.”
Colorado Politics: March 1, 2019, by Sarah MacQuiddy and Rich Werner
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Does Denver’s urban camping ban need to go? Voters decide this May
The Denver Channel: February 19, 2019
“Initiative 300 would reverse ban put in place in 2012”
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Carroll: We can help homeless without sacrificing public spaces
Denver Post: December 15, 2019, by Vincent Carroll
“The most important vote that Denver residents cast this year may not be for mayor. A better candidate is a ballot measure most voters probably haven’t even heard of yet: Initiative 300, which would overturn the city’s ordinance that outlaws camping in parks or on sidewalks, or setting up residence in a car.”
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Strohm named president and CEO of Common Sense Policy Roundtable
Villager Publishing: January 9, 2019
“‘We are pleased to name Kristin Strohm as president and CEO of Common Sense Policy Roundtable (CSPR),’ said Earl Wright, chairman of the CSPR board of directors.”
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2018

Editorial: Frustration following Proposition 112 defeat will continue to gush
Daily Camera: November 10, 2018, by Quintin Young
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A Green Ballot Trouncing
Wall Street Journal: November 8, 2018, by The Editorial Board
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Proposition 112 Oil & Gas Setbacks: 7 Big Questions Answered
Patch: November 6, 2018, by Colorado Independent, News Partner
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Most major Colorado newspapers fail to mention climate change in editorials about fracking-related ballot initiative
Media Matters for America: November 5, 2018, by Ted MacDonald
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Depending on election outcome, Gov. Hickenlooper may call special session to save Colorado’s energy industry
Colorado Watchdog: November 5, 2018, by Bethany Blankley
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Guest Post: The oil and gas tech industry votes no on Proposition 112
The Colorado Independent: November 1, 2018, by Dirk McDermott, Altira Group
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Research & Commentary: Proposition 112 Would Shrink Colorado’s Economy
The Heartland Institute: November 1, 2018, by Tim Benson
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Proposition 112 has empty promises, big implications for Colorado
Montrose Daily Press: October 26, 2018
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Proposition 112: Is it realistic?
DU Clarion: October 22, 2018, by Megan Cooney
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Prop 112 and Colorado’s economy
Journal-Advocate: October 21, 2018, by John Aguilar
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Colorado’s Anti-Fracking Measure: What’s At Stake for Future Oil & Gas Production?
Oil and Gas Investor: October 17, 2018, by Ryan Long and Chad Bourne
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Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks
The Colorado Independent: October 17, 2018, by Lars Gesing
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Proposition 112 seeks greater oil and gas buffer zone on Colorado landscape
Vail Daily: October 17, 2018, by Alex Zorn
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Oil’s Rocky Mountain High Threatened by $39 Million Vote
Bloomberg: October 17, 2018, by Catherine Traywick
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Denver Post Editorial: No On Proposition 112
Breaking Energy: October 17, 2018, by Energy Tomorrow Blog
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How would Proposition 112 impact Colorado’s economy? Two sides with two different stories about well setbacks.
The Denver Post: October 17, 2018, by John Aguilar
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Colorado interest groups offer up ballot guides
9News: October 17, 2018, by Joey Bunch
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Common Sense Policy Roundtable: Coloradans Would Lose $1 Billion in Tax Revenue if Initiative 97 Passes
Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development
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Colorado Proposition 112, Minimum Distance Requirements for New Oil, Gas, and Fracking Projects Initiative (2018)
Ballotpedia
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Proposition 112: Dissecting the science behind the oil and gas setbacks initiative
The Denver Post: October 16, 2018, by John Aguilar
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The Problem Solvers guide to 2018 Colorado election
Fox 31 News: October 15, 2018, by Joe St. George
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Your Questions About Proposition 112 And Oil & Gas, Answered
Colorado Public Radio: October 15, 2018, by Grace Hood
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Colorado election: What to know about Proposition 112, proposed oil and gas setbacks
The Coloradoan: October 12, 2018, by Jacy Marmaduke
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No on Amendment 73: It’s a $1.6 billion tax increase disguised as a boon to schools
The Denver Post: October 12, 2018, by Dave Davia
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CON | Prop 112 would ban energy development, shatter Colorado’s economy
Colorado Politics: October 11, 2018, by Tracee Bentley
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Letter: Vote no on Proposition 112
Fort Morgan Times: October 11, 2018, by Vaneta Winberg
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Prop 112 seeks greater oil and gas buffer zone on Colorado landscape
The Aspen Times: October 11, 2018, by Alex Zorn
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Denver Post Editorial: No On Proposition 112
Energy API: October 11, 2018, by Mark Green
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Editorial: Vote no on Proposition 112 because it’s a ban on oil and gas
The Denver Post: October 10, 2018, by The Denver Post Editorial Board
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Proposition 112: Will it protect or harm Colorado?
The Denver Channel: October 10, 2018, by Jennifer Kovaleski
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Pueblo would suffer from Proposition 112
The Pueblo Chieftain: October 9, 2018, by Tracee Bentley
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Lone Tree Voice: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Castle Rock News-Press: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Englewood Herald: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Elbert County News: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Parker Chronicle: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Oil and Gas Setbacks, Just Compensation Measures Take Center Stage on the Colorado Ballot
American Bar Association: October 9, 2018, by John L. Watson
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Letter to the editor: 112 is too extreme
Centennial Citizen: October 9, 2018, by Brian Bolton
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Tracee Bentley: Proposition 112 would destroy Weld County’s way of life
The Tribune: October 9, 2018
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Letter to the editor: Vote no on Proposition 112
Centennial Citizen: October 9, 2018, by Robert Golden
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Prop 112 threatens our economic future
The Daily Sentinel: October 7, 2018, by Robin Brown and Diane Schwenke
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Critics of tax hike amendment say it would cost Colorado jobs, investment
Colorado Watchdog: October 5, 2018, by Noell Evans
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Three “Green” ballot initiatives to shut down fossil fuels this November
CFact: October 4, 2018, by Adam Houser
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Houston oil companies fight anti-fracking measure in Colorado
Houston Chronicle: October 4, 2018, by Ryan Maye Handy
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No on 112 rally draws more than 1,000; get out the vote effort underway
The Complete Colorado: October 4, 2018, by Sherrie Peif
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Vote No on 112: Don’t Set Colorado Back
Greeley Chamber of Commerce: October 3, 2018, by Tracee Bentley
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CON | Amendment 73 would kill jobs, feed bureaucracy — without helping our kids
Colorado Politics: October 3, 2018, by Luke Ragland
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Vote no on Amendment 73
The South Metro Villager: October 3, 2018, by Jack Tate
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Voters Will Decide On Strict New Oil and Gas Setbacks
Rocky Mountain PBS: October 12, 2018, by Brittany Freeman
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If the Setback Measure Wins, Colorado Loses
South Side Business: October 1, 2018, by Laura Lollar
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Op-Ed: How Two Ballot Initiatives Could Affect Colorado Business
Colorado Biz Magazine: September 30, 2018, by John L. Watson
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Advocates say Proposition 112 will protect people. Critics claim it’ll destroy a vital trade
The Daily Sentinel: September 30, 2018, by Dennis Webb
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Colorado’s Initiative 97 Unwisely Blocks Oil And Natural Gas Development
Forbes: September 30, 2018, by Jude Clemente
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Fact Check: If Prop 112 doesn’t pass, “life is at stake” because “state and federal state policies may not be protective of health for populations residing near (oil and gas) facilities.”
The Energy Accountability Project: September 29, 2018, by the Boulder Daily Camera Editorial Board
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Editorial: The case for expanded oil and gas setbacks and Proposition 112
Daily Camera: September 29, 2018, by Quentin Young
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Is Colorado High?
Clear Energy Alliance: September 28, 2018
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Opinion: Amendment 73 = crippling tax hikes + no accountability
Colorado Politics: September 27, 2018, by Buz Koelbel
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Truth Test: Even reverends need to cite their sources
9News: September 26, 1018, by Marshall Zelinger
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No on Proposition 112: It will hurt Colorado’s families and economy
The Burlington Record: September 24, 2018, by Dan Haley
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A Fractured State: Counties Divide Over Proposition 112
Boulder Patch: September 23, 2018, by Mara Abbott
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Colorado Takes Fracking Restrictions to the Polls
U.S. News: September 21, 2018, by Alan Neuhauser
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Three Reasons to Vote “No” on Colorado Proposition 112
Linhart PR: September 20, 2018, by Paul Raab
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Colorado’s Fracking Fright – Proposition 112 would prohibit almost all new oil and gas production
Wall Street Journal: September 20, 2018, by The Editorial Board
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Truth Check: Impossible to predict true economic impact of oil and gas measure right now
Fox 31 News: September 17, 2018, by Joe St. George
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Ballot issue to roll back drilling would kill jobs across Colorado
Colorado Politics: September 17, 2018, by Robin Wise
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Colorado initiatives draw big bucks
The Journal: September 14, 2018, by John Herrick and Shannon Mullane
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Colorado Initiative To Ban Drilling Costing Producers Billions
Oil and Gas Investor: September 14, 2018, by Ellen Chang
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Amendment 73: New Study Questions Proposal to Increase State Income Taxes by $1.6 Billion for P-12 Education
Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry: September 14, 2018
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Colorado City: Prop 112 ‘Too Extreme,’ Civic And Business Coalition Opposes ‘Ban’ On Oil & Gas
Western Wire: September 12, 2018, by Michael Sandoval
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County Republicans hear about grave economic risks of Prop 112
The South Metro Villager: September 12, 2018, by Freda Miklin
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“It is going to be very messy”: Opposing oil and gas ballot measures respond to Colorado’s contentious drilling climate
The Colorado Sun: September 22, 2018, by Mark Jaffe
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Key Colorado ballot initiatives have corporations spending tens of millions for your vote
The Colorado Independent: September 11, 2018, by John Herrick & Shannon Mullane
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Critics of setback measure Proposition 112 speak out
The Daily Sentinel: September 8, 2018, by Sentinel Staff
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Impending chaos: Colorado initiatives 97 and 108 both make the November 2018 ballot
Lexology.com: September 7, 2018, by Vinson & Elkins LLP
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Colorado Initiative 97 Hands Local Governments the Power to Bar Drilling
Oil & Gas 360: September 4, 2018
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Colorado Anti-Energy Initiative Looms Large For State, Nation
Breaking Energy: August 31, 2018, by Energy Tomorrow Blog
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Colorado Voters Could Ban Drilling in Most of the State—Energy Journal
The Wall Street Journal: August 30, 2018, by Neanda Salvaterra
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Initiative 97 could have big impact on Colorado’s economy
Fox31 & Channel 2 Denver: August 30, 2018, by Matt Mauro
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Colorado to vote in November on proposal to toughen oil drilling rules
KFGO: August 29, 2018, by Liz Hampton
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Colorado To Vote In November On Proposal To Toughen Oil Drilling Rules
Oil and Gas Investor: August 29, 2018, Reuters
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Colorado to Vote in November on Proposal to Toughen Oil Drilling Rules
U.S. News & World Report: August 29, 2018, by Liz Hampton
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Colorado Measure Would Make Most of State Off Limits to Drillers
The Wall Street Journal: August 29, 2018, by Rebecca Elliott
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Anti-oil & gas Initiative 97 asks us to vote against our own best interests
Colorado Politics: August 23, 2018, by Simon Lomax
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GUEST COLUMN: Initiative 97 would cut education funding
The Gazette: August 17, 2018, by Dana Svendsen
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Initiative 97 would gut oil and gas development, devastate Colorado’s economy
Colorado Politics: August 16, 2018, by Dan Haley
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Colorado oil and gas stocks hit hard by anti-fracking ballot initiative news
Denver Business Journal: August 10, 2018, by Greg Avery
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Fields: Initiative 97 would destroy Colorado’s oil and gas industry
The Complete Colorado: August 10, 2018, by Michael Fields
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Bentley: Colorado energy, Initiative 97 and the case for bipartisan dialogue
The Tribune: August 9, 2018, by Tracee Bentley
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Colorado Petroleum Council challenges effort to limit oil, gas development
Daily Energy Insider: August 8, 2018, by Chris Galford
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New study defines the economic and fiscal impacts of Initiative 97
Colorado Politics: August 7, 2018, by Tim Brown
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Insidious Initiative 97 would destroy Colorado’s oil and gas economy
Colorado Politics: August 3, 2018, by Kevin Hougen and Robert Golden
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Looking For Supporters of Initiative 97 in Colorado? You’ll Hear Mostly Crickets
Energy In Depth: August 1, 2018, by Seth Whitehead
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Sustaining U.S. Energy Through Right Policies
Energy Tomorrow: July 31, 2018, by Mark Green
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New Study Details: The Cost of Colorado Initiative #97
Colorado Business Roundtable: July 31, 2018, with Chris Brown and Dan Haley
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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE IN DENVER – Robin Wise
Denver Business Journal: July 31, 2018
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Study cites costs of Colorado oil and gas measure
The Durango Herald: July 29, 2018, by Joey Bunch
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Study cites costs of oil and gas measure; Ken Salazar calls it unconstitutional
Colorado Politics: July 27, 2018, by Joey Bunch
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Colorado’s next governor must help bridge the skills gap with better schools
Colorado Politics: July 9, 2018, by Taylor Merritt
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Would rural Colorado make the endangered species list?
The Pueblo Chieftain: June 30, 2018, by Sara Blackhurst
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Viewpoint: Making Colorado’s schools No. 1 should be the next governor’s priority
Denver Business Journal: June 6, 2018, by Earl Wright and Phil Kalin
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What if Colorado Schools Were #1?
Colorado Business Roundtable: May 30, 2018, with Jamie Trafficanda and Chris Brown
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New Study underscores need to fix education opportunity gaps
The Daily Sentinel: May 25, 2018, by Christian Reece
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Simon Lomax, co-author of our PERA study, penned the following column
Price of PERA bailout gouges Colorado Taxpayers
Colorado Politics: May 14, 2018, by Simon Lomax
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A closer look at the survey that quantifies what if Colorado schools were No. 1 in the U.S.
Denver Business Journal: May 16, 2018,, by Jonathan Rose
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Gov. candidates talk education plans at Denver Chamber forum
Colorado Politics: May 16, 2018, by Marianne Goodland
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First look: Colorado education survey shows billions at stake in boosting education
Denver Business Journal: May 14, 2018, by Jonathan Rose
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Colorado Business Groups to tell candidates of the value of education
Colorado Politics: May 12, 2018, by Joey Bunch
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State Pension Continues Treading Water
Colorado Springs Gazette: May 11, 2018, by The Gazette editorial board
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The Gazette published the CSPR open letter to legislators in full on the editorial page
Suggested reforms to put PERA on a sound footing
Colorado Springs Gazette: May 8, 2018
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Business groups urge specific steps in pension system reform
9News: May 3, 2018, by Ed Sealover
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Business groups urge specific steps in pension system reform
Denver Business Journal: May 3, 2018, by Ed Sealover
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PERA reform in trouble
The Pueblo Chieftain: April 24, 2018, by The Pueblo Chieftain editorial board
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CSPR Study underscores need for PERA reform
Colorado Politics: April 21, 2018, by Tim Brown
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Don’t Shield Colorado Employees from PERA Fix
The Gazette: April 20, 2018, by The Gazette editorial board
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Amended PERA Bill Would Worsen Colorado’s Public Pension Problem
The Complete Colorado: April 19, 2018, by Joshua Sharf
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A Wrong Turn on PERA Reform
The Denver Post: April 18, 2018, by The Denver Post editorial board
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SB 200 sponsor Senator Jack Tate authored the following column about his bill and referenced, “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
Fix PERA now–before its problems get worse
Colorado Politics: April 12, 2018, by Jack Tate
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CSPR Board Member Buz Koeble and CSPR Director of Research and Policy Chris Brown discuss “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
PERA in peril?
KDMT AM1690: April 2, 2018, with Buz Koeble and Chris Brown
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Mike Kopp and John Ikard, CSPR REMI Partners, co-wrote the following column
PERA Reform Must Provide Budget Relief to Schools, Local Governments & Taxpayers
The Denver Post: March 23, 2018, by John Ikard and Mike Kopp
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The following editorial references the CSPR study, “One Step Further on PERA Reform”
EDITORIAL: Save teacher wages; put PERA on a diet
The Gazette: March 20, 2018, by The Gazette editorial board
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Business Groups Push More Ambitious PERA Reforms
Secure Futures Colorado: March 12, 2018
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Morningstar | Colorado Proposition 112 Threatens Statewide Fracking Operations
Morningstar: March 10, 2018, by Dave Meats
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PERA Bill Has Major Flaw
The Denver Post: March 10, 2018, by The Denver Post editorial board
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As PERA bill drops Wednesday, Common Sense Policy Roundtable offers advice
Colorado Politics: March 7, 2018, by Joey Bunch
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Colorado growth-control measure is a non-starter with candidates for Governor
Denver Business Journal: March 2, 2018, by Ed Sealover
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Denver-area growth-control measure gets go-ahead from Colorado Supreme Court
Denver Business Journal: March 1, 2018, by Ed Sealover
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What happened to “strategic growth” in Lakewood?
Rocky Mountain Real Estate Law: February 16, 2018
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Proposed initiative to limit new housing on Front Range ignites fears in real estate industry
The Denver Post: February 7, 2018, by Aldo Svaldi
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Sound Off: The Denver Post opinion newsletter: Jan. 22, 2018
The Denver Post: January 22, 2018, by Cohen Peart
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On PERA reform, finish the work Greg Smith started
The Denver Post: January 19, 2018, by Earl Wright
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2017

A ballot issue that mandates stagnation and recession? No thanks
Colorado Politics: December 6, 2017 by Mike Kopp
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Fixing Our Broken Tax Code
Nation-wide coalition urging Congress to support the Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code: October 18, 2017
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Business partnership looks at bigger picture of capping Lakewood’s growth
Colorado Politics: October 18, 2017 by Joey Bunch
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Chairman of the CSPR Board of Directors Earl Wright discusses the need for tax reform
Varney & Co. on FOX Business Network: October, 2017
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Common Sense Policy Roundtable researches issues affecting Colorado jobs and economy
The Denver Channel: September 3, 2017 by Anne Trujillo
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Common Sense Policy Roundtable hires research leader for ‘critical’ Colorado issues
Colorado Politics: August 25, 2017 by Joey Bunch
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City Pledges for ‘100% Renewable Energy’ Are 99% Misleading
The Wall Street Journal: August 4, 2017 by Charles McConnell
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Seattle’s Minimum-Wage Rise May Have Pushed Down Workers’ Hours, Study Finds
The Wall Street Journal; June 27, 2017 by Josh Zumbrun
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More Colorado high school graduates need remedial classes
The Denver Post; May 8, 2017 by Monte Whaley
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Construction Defects & CSPR Budget Comparison
Colorado Business Roundtable; April 27, 2017 Radio Broadcast
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Conservative group sounds alarm over health care’s rapidly rising share of Colorado state budget
Colorado Politics; April 7, 2017 by Ernest Luning
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GUEST COMMENTARY – Common sense makes affordable housing
The Villager; April 5, 2017 by Buz Koelbel
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GUEST COLUMN: Solving the affordable housing crisis
The Gazette; March 25, 2017 by Earl Wright
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Wright: Solving the affordable housing crisis
The Colorado Statesman; March 24, 2017 by Earl Wright
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Home prices worry Denver
The Pueblo Chieftain; March 2, 2017
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2013

CSPR Board Member Lou Hutchison discusses our Amend 66 study on Capitol and Capital
KHOW Radio; November 4, 2013 on The Michael Brown Show
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Country’s biggest school board race to be decided Tuesday in Douglas County
Fox 31 Denver; November 3, 2013 By Eli Stokols
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Douglas County School District is a leader in education
The Denver Post; October 30, 2013 By The Honorable Peter Groff
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REFORM: Former Dem Senate President Praises Dougco School District
Colorado Peak Politics; October 27, 2013
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Amendment 66 & Web Extra
Colorado State of Mind Broadcast; October 25, 2013 By Rocky Mountain PBS
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Rocky Mountain High Taxes; Democrats and unions try to kill Colorado’s flat tax.
The Wall Street Journal; October 23, 2013
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Peter Groff weighs in on Dougco reforms
EdNews Colorado; October 22, 2013 By Todd Engdahl
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Peter Groff, Former Senate President, Colorado – Douglas Country School Board election and reform
850 KOA; October 22, 2013 On-air with Mike Rosen
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Amendment 66: Battle over Colorado school tax draws big money, heavy hitters
The Gazette; October 20, 2013 By Garrison Wells
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TAX HIKE STUDY: Amendment 66 Will Kill Jobs, Personal Income, Can’t Promise Improvements
Colorado Peak Politics; October 11, 2013
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$1 Billion Tax Hike Drags On Economy Through 2040, According To CU Study
The Colorado Observer; October 11, 2013
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School tax measure would be a drag on Colorado’s economy, CU Leeds study finds
Denver Business Journal; October 9, 2013 By Heather Draper
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Amendment 66 means $4 billion economic gain for Colorado
KDVR 31; October 9,2013 By Eli Stokols
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Study: Amendment 66 a drag on Colorado’s economy – but not if it works
The Denver Post; October 9, 2013 By Kevin Simpson
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PRESS RELEASE: New study shows that without substantial improvement in student performance, Amendment 66 is drag on the Colorado economy
Leeds School of Business Report Uses State-of-the-Art Dynamic Model to Determine What Impact Amendment 66 Will Have on Our State’s Economy October 9, 2013
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Double Down: Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women
Forbes, September 25, 2013, by Avik Roy
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Government Shutdown 101: What Happens When The Lights Go Off?
Forbes, September 20, 2013, by Kelly Phillips Erb
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$950 million Colorado school finance measure officially on ballot
The Denver Post, September 4, 2013, by Kevin Simpson
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Democrats Block Additional Information for Voters in Blue Book
Colorado House GOP, September 4, 2013, by Joe Malecka
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Hickenlooper Touts $1 Billion Education Tax Increase
The Colorado Observer, August 16, 2013
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Colorado schools tax campaign begins in earnest
The Associated Press, August 15, 2013, by The Associated Press
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Economic development groups deploy advanced model for Colorado issues
Denver Post, July 17, 2013, by Aldo Svaldi
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Coalition Forms To Bring Better Impact Analysis To Public Policy
The Colorado Observer, July 17, 2013, by Observer Staff
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Dynamic modeling: The debate has just begun
Denver Business Journal, July 16, 2013, by Ed Sealover
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Econometric model to examine Init. 22 in debut study in CO
Colorado Space Coalition, July 16, 2013, author unreported
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PRESS RELEASE: Partnership Announces Dynamic Econometric Modeling Initiative for Colorado
Econometric Model to Provide in-Depth Analysis on the Economic Impacts of Public Policy
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University of Colorado will help lawmakers weigh tax impact
Denver Business Journal, May 17, 2013
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CSPR Encourages Statewide Oil and Gas Regulations
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CSPR Joins Business Coalition in opposition to HB13-1269
May 6, 2013
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Costly Medicaid Expansion Nears Approval In Colorado
Colorado Media Trackers, May 1, 2013
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Uber Scores a Regulatory Victory
The Denver Post, March 3, 2013
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2012

Should Colorado opt out of the Medicaid expansion as outlined in the Affordable Health Care Act? Yes
The Denver Post, July 7, 2012, by Earl Wright
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Guest Commentary: A Win for States
The Colorado Observer, July 2, 2012
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Don’t stifle economic recovery with new layers of regulation for energy development
Jack Hays & T. Scott Martin, Common Sense Policy Roundtable, June 20, 2012
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Wyoming Trusts for Colorado Residents: Reduced Income Tax, Asset Protection, and Other Advantages
June 6, 2012
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Letter to Senator Scheffel in support of SB12-83
February 23, 2012
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2011

A job-killing stab at funding education
The Pueblo Chieftain June 12, 2011
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National Economist: Health Tax Increase Will Kill 119,000 Jobs
CSPR Press Release, May 26, 2011
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CSPR Vows to Fight Tax Increases
CSPR Press Release, February 24, 2011
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Revenue Forecasts Demand Caution
The Pueblo Chieftain, February 6, 2011
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Putting Jobs, Taxpayers First Will Spark a Better Fiscal Future
The Gazette, January 17, 2011
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An Opportunity for an Open, Thoughtful Budget Process
The Denver Post, February 5, 2011
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2010

Incentives Spur Utah’s Growth
State’s Red-Carpet Treatment Toward Businesses Is a Catalyst for Job Gains The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2010
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The “Secret Tax”
Denver Post, October 30, 2010
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