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.
The medical marijuana industry in Fort Collins made headlines this week when employees at seven dispensaries voted to unionize. And Nov. 1, voters in the city will decide whether to ban dispensaries. This is one of several topics that our media partners at Colorado Public Television and “Colorado Inside Out” are discussing.
<p>Rep. Michele Bachmann, shown speaking at a reception by the anti-tax group Iowans for Tax Relief, was once a prosecutor for the IRS. On the campaign trail, she's made that part of her resume a selling point. "I went to the inside to learn how they work, because I want to defeat them," she said in South Carolina.</p>
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Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed.
But Bachmann had a somewhat surprising early career: going after tax evaders as a prosecutor for the Internal Revenue Service.
'Know Your Enemy'?
At times, the congresswoman and former state senator has seemed to deny that for nearly her entire professional life, she's been on the public payroll.