Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

View from US 36 overlook of Boulder which reopened Monday (credit: G Paul Bailey)

Boulder Drivers Should Be Raising Cain Over US 36 Proposed Tolls

As Boulder drivers prepare to possibly pay double what I-25 drivers pay for express toll lanes, it’s time for someone in Boulder to get angry over how transportation policy is being handled.

6 hours ago

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Fracking Task Force Proposals Sets the Starting Bell for Ballot Issues

Now that the Oil and Gas Task Force did its job and provided proposals for regulating fracking in Colorado, the inevitable race to the ballot box begins.

02/26/2015

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Colorado Senate GOP’s Dangerous Budget Gambit

Colorado Senate Republicans are making a firm stand on a budget bill amendment, but they may be gambling far more than they realize.

02/19/2015

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Police Memorial Patience Begets Overreaction

The overreaction to the Denver Police non-interference protest policy ignores the value of patience and calm in the face of tense emotional moments.

02/18/2015

Protesters rally outside the Denver Jail on Jan. 28, 2015.  (credit: CBS)

Police Seeing Public Policy Catch Up With 2014 Actions

The negative headlines made by rogue cops in 2014 are now fueling new public policy proposals in Denver and the Colorado Legislature in 2015.

02/12/2015

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The Political Strategy of GOP Gun Bills

Colorado Republican lawmakers kept their campaign promise of addressing the 2013 gun control laws with seven new bills, but with five of them defeated quickly, what’s the real strategy behind the move?

02/03/2015

Dan Brooks (credit: Boulder Co. Sheriff)

Will Colorado Lawmakers Finally Pass a DUI Felony Bill?

With a Coloradan making national headlines this week for being arrested for his 12th DUI, it’s time for the Colorado Legislature to finally pass a Felony DUI bill.

01/29/2015

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Why Aren’t Denver’s Municipal Elections Making More News?

We’re only three months away from Denver’s Municipal Elections and even though six seats are up for grabs on a very influential council, the races have yet to make many headlines.

01/25/2015

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Can Colorado Give You A Jury You Would Want?

As jury selection begins in Arapahoe County this week, it’s time Colorado looks at jury reform to protect those called to a sacred and important civic duty.

01/20/2015

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Romer’s Uncomfortable Advice To Hickenlooper: Repeal TABOR

Former Gov. Roy Romer gave some uncomfortable and likely unwelcome advice to Gov. John Hickenlooper for his second term = start a movement to repeal TABOR.

01/15/2015

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