Judge nixes Colorado ban on political contributions | VailDaily.com

Judge nixes Colorado ban on political contributions

DENVER, Colorado – A Denver judge has overturned most of a voter-approved on ban on some political contributions.

Denver District Judge Catherine Lemon issued a ruling Friday throwing out Amendment 54, which bars anyone tied to businesses that hold at least $100,000 in no-bid government contracts from contributing to political candidates.

It also barred all unions that negotiate for government workers from making campaign contributions and required the state publish a list of all companies that were awarded contracts without going through a bidding process.

Lemon kept intact a section that requires disclosure of no-bid government contracts.

The amendment was approved by 51 percent of the voters last November.

Spokesman Mike Saccone says Attorney General John Suthers hasn’t decided whether to appeal the ruling.

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