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Assaults on the Initiative and Referendum Rights Panel Event AUDIO

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by jlongo 1 Comment

On Thursday, May 26th, the Independence Institute held a panel event at the University Club to discuss the attacks on our citizens’ initiative and referendum rights here in Colorado. There were remarks made by several special guests plus remarks from panelists. Special guests included John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, political strategist Joe Trippi, and founder and president of the Citizens in Charge Foundation Paul Jacob. Panelists were attorney Shayne Madsen, State Senator Kevin Lundberg, Elena Nunez of Common Cause, The Humane Society’s Dane Waters, and Thad Tecza of CU-Boulder. All presentations, including the introduction, panel remarks, and Q & A have been recorded.

For those of you unable to make it, we’ve compiled the presentations by each speaker in individual podcasts. Feel free to download these podcasts and share them with others who might be interested.

  • Introductory remarks from Independence Institute President Jon Caldara: AUDIO here.

The Citizens’ Budget

Posted on: November 23rd, 2010 by jlongo

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The report provides an overview of the structure, timing and size of the State budget. We speak to how the problems originated and how things have gone wrong in recent years. The Citizens’ Budget includes legislative, constitutional, and policy recommendations to close the looming state budget gap – without raising taxes – and move Colorado towards sustainable government for good. Use this Citizens’ Budget link for the full document.