Votes in 11 rural counties on whether to secede from Colorado sparked debates that ultimately will strengthen the state, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told local government officials Tuesday.
The nation’s newest state, if rural Colorado residents had their way, would be about the size of Vermont but with the population of a small town spread across miles of farmland.
The 2013 election provided a mixed bag of results from throughout the state and three big takeaways as we look toward 2014, CBSDenver.com Blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
A ballot issue getting national attention is a proposal by 11 counties to secede from Colorado and form a new state. The question on the ballot asks if those county commissioners should make a case to the state Legislature for secession.
It looks like Weld County voters will be casting ballots this fall on whether to pursue seceding from Colorado.
Several Colorado counties that strongly oppose increased regulation of the oil and gas industry say they want to form their own state.
I find interest in the circus surrounding people in the fifty states of the Union petitioning to secede from the United States since President Barack Obama was reelected two weeks ago, I’ll be the first to admit that any state seceding from the Union is a terrible idea.
President Barack Obama’s re-election was so tough on some Republicans they now want to secede from the union.