Following the passage of the Help America Vote Act in 2002, states across the country scrambled to modernize their election machines and systems. Fast forward ten years and that equipment is reaching the end of its lifespan. Since then, Colorado's 64 county clerks have used a variety of vendors and systems to provide the equipment used to cast votes, and process and tabulate votes. This disparate system has significant drawbacks. Most notably, counties cannot get cost savings that come from combined bargaining power. Since taking office, Secretary Gessler has been working to move the state to a Uniform Voting System, as concept that has proven successful in other states. Read More
The 27 percent income tax hike that will appear on the Nov. 5th Colorado ballot would, if approved, hit over a half a million small businesses
How the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in Washington will conclude is anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain; taxes won’t increase as part of whatever deal is worked out. So, most Americans can rest assured that their taxes won’t be going up in the near future, with the exception of folks who live in Colorado.