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Aspen Has Collected Over $44K From Plastic Bag Ban

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

A 20-cent plastic bag fee imposed in one Colorado mountain town has really added up. The City of Aspen has raised $44,826 in fees since the ban was...

Disposable Bag 'Fee' Is Really a Tax That Requires Approval by Denver Voters

Mike Krause | Posted 10.12.2013 | Denver
Mike Krause

Members of the Denver City Council are proposing an ordinance that would impose a 5-cent charge on disposable bags. Proponents call this bag charge a "fee." But with even a little scrutiny, the ordinance is obviously much closer to a tax than it is to a fee.

TABOR Migraines

Miller Hudson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

TABOR, which includes provisions that are rapidly closing a vise on state spending, will soon undermine the quality of services provided to taxpayers.

Guns In Post Offices? Colo. Couple Says Yes

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

Insofar as the U.S. Bill of Rights goes, the Second Amendment seems most likely to start a fight. Sure the First will talk smack and the Seventh thin...