One of the fiercest campaign battles in this fall's elections in Colorado is about paid sick leave in the city of Denver. Initiative 300 would require all businesses to give their workers paid sick days. Colorado Public Radio’s Eric Whitney has a look at the arguments on both sides.
One of the most hotly contested ballot measures this November is in Boulder. Issue 2C would give the city the authority to establish its own utility—if it can produce the same or cheaper rates currently provided by Xcel Energy. And a companion measure, Issue 2B, would generate about $2 million annually in extra tax revenue to cover the costs of studies and legal fees.