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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘candidates’

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be ... Full Story

The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

The top Republican candidates share a single, radical vision: to trash the environment, shred the safety net and aid the rich. By Tim Dickinson PROMOTE DIRTY JOBS Nowhere is the GOP's lock-step approach to governance more in evidence than on the question of employment. At a moment when 25 million Americans lack full-time jobs, this is obviously going to be the central issue of the 2012 election. Yet the Republican candidates all have the same jobs plan: to put the unemployed to work on ... Full Story

The Social Security Institute’s Questionnaire

The Social Security Institute’s Questionnaire For Presidential Candidates

          The Social Security Institute's Questionnaire For Presidential Candidates by Lawrence Hunter The more the presidential candidates talk, the less we seem to know about their views on Social Security. For example, does Mitt Romney really believe, “There are (sic) one of two ways you can make Social Security work forever:” Raise the retirement age or means test the program by “having slower growth in inflating the benefits of ... Full Story

School District Information Night

School District Information Night

    The Thompson School District will host a board of education candidate forum, information booths and breakout sessions providing information about the Thompson School District. The event, labeled “Thompson 101,” will be presented by the Board of Education and staff on October 3 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Bill Reed Middle School, 370 W. 4th Street in Loveland The event will start in the Bill Reed cafeteria with information tables about the workings of Thompson School District ... Full Story

Pakman on GOP candidates

Pakman on GOP candidates

The 2012 slate of Republican candidates is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and bizarre in recent history, and I’m unsure whether I should be hoping the most outrageous candidate, or the most reasonable, makes it to the November 2012 ballot. While the most outrageous candidate would presumably have the smallest chance of winning, the risk is that a last minute October surprise could put them into office. Conversely, the risk of a Republican candidate perceived as more reasonable ... Full Story

Many choices in November general election

Many choices in November general election

In this fall’s general election, voters will be deciding the winners in contests for a number of federal, state and county government posts as well as judges, constitutional amendments and propositions. Following is a list of area candidates for office expected to be on the general-election ballots in November. • U. S. Senate: Democrat: Michael F. Bennet, Denver (incumbent) Republican: Ken Buck, Greeley Libertarian Maclyn “Mac” Stringer, Centennial Green ... Full Story

The Sheriff talks Budget

The Sheriff talks Budget

Budget 101 There are tough times ahead for Larimer County government in terms of financing all of the mandated services the county must perform and the non-mandated services that enhance the quality of life that the citizens have come to expect. With the shrinking property taxes that support most of county government, and the decline in sales tax that funds much of the jail and some other county services, the county is having to tighten its belt even further. The county departments and ... Full Story

Three candidates sign up for trustee positions

According to a post on the Berthoud Town Forum, three candidates have signed up for the three openings on the Berthoud Town Board.

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