Far heftier enforcement of carefully crafted regulations - our only hope to end buyout and buyoff of politicians at local, state and federal levels. Does not take a genius to recognize that something is dreadfully wrong, when in flows a close to million dollar contribution from the Koch Bros. Prosperity for America, to now Mayor Bach's mayoral campaign, approx. a week before the mayoral election.
And then there were the unaccounted hefty 'contributions' made by the same 'fossil foolers' to a number of our newest city council members, followed by a rep. from local Prosperity for Amer., standing up at an open council meeting and giving direct orders re. how council members were to vote re. quashing of solar gardens. Follow his orders said council members did.
So thankful we should be, for the 'not for sale', true people and Mother Earth serving pols., like city council member Jan Martin at the local level, and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the national level.
Colorado is leading the nation and most all the World when it comes to medicinal hash oil making. It is pure, natural medicine and all of its’ healing powers should be put to use immediately throughout all the World!
That sounds reasonable. I still want to know when his contract is up for renewal and if anything stands in the way of not renewing it.
Note the article below from the Woester Telegraph from a state with limited restrictions on the expenditures of campaign contributions. It opens the barn door on abuse.
Massachusetts doesn't have term limits either,
which it needs.
November 26. 2013 5:12PM
Campaign contributions pay for more than many think
Donating to a political campaign is a way of expressing personal approval. But donors should know that contributions may be spent, legally, on things they might have thought would come from personal or expense accounts.
Campaign coffers in Massachusetts go to more than hiring helpers and buying ads and lawn signs.
A lot of donated dollars get eaten up at dinners. Meals with leaders and constituents are one of the legitimate, but often pricey, perks of a campaign account.
As described in a Sunday Telegram story Nov. 24, some Central Massachusetts legislators have used campaign funds to pay for conferences, gifts for volunteers, legal bills, and hotel rooms in Boston after late-night sessions at the Statehouse.
The state's decades-old campaign finance law requires only that expenditures provide for "the enhancement of the political future of the candidate" and not be primarily for personal benefit.
Tighter regulations over campaign spending would lessen at least the perception that campaign contributions can in some cases serve essentially as salary boosts, or a way for a lawmaker to live high on the hog once in a while without burning a hole in their own pocket.
What we hope for most from our representatives is a sense of duty to contributors, and wisdom over the value of others' hard-earned dollars.
It's disheartening to hear, as we so often do, about time and money lavished on less-than-serious outings and purposes. We expect more from our elected leaders.
State legislators make a base salary of more than $61,000 a year, and many receive leadership stipends and per diem travel allowances. They work hard, and some meetings over meals to get work done is to be expected.
But smart voters admire frugality and pragmatism, and — though they don't always know where their campaign contributions are going — they know those qualities when they see them.
Regarding the Rosebush reviews, I believe the Academy can review its limited hiring procedures all it wants but hiring procedures are established by the Air Force Personnel and OPM. The Academy, like all other AF bases, requests then gets (after the job is advertised) a list of qualified candidates and either hires from, or rejects the list. The job requirements are, to a degree, established by the Academy and approved by personnel to begin the process of hiring. Maybe, the Academy needs to review who hired Rosebush, why he was hired, and the list of candidates provided to see if he truly was the most qualified.
This is awesome news for many MMJ patients! About time Colorado's government is taking it seriously. (Just wish the Feds would legalize MMJ and change labor laws so we can't be fired for being a patient.)
Now lets expand the RMJ industry in El Paso County and get some needed sales tax money!
Considering she worked in the Elections dept for years prior to working the campaigns…...
Colo. School Board Member: Transgender Students Need 'Castration' Before Using Bathrooms - Just unbelievable in this day and age with Science as our guide instead of someone's bogus religion guiding our state politics!
Great, the Academy hires an obviously anti-gay Conversion Therapy Practitioner to connect with cadets (however indirectly) through character and leadership? Doesn't Human Resources, or the AF Career Program, ever do background checks?
It's not about religion - for there are plenty of qualified Christian counsellors who haven't driven patients to suicide.
" It's like you talk about desegregation and you hire someone from the KKK."
Exactly. It's not that they're white - it's that they're aryan supremacists.
Here it's not that he's an Evangelical Christian - it's that the record shows his attitude towards Jews, Gays, Catholics and other sinners is less than professional.
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