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Colorado Supreme Court Finds Pay-to-Play Law Unconstitutional

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The Colorado Supreme Court recently struck down a law that prohibited holders of sole-source state and local government contracts from making contributions to elected officials in Colorado. While the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision is a victory for contractors and the First Amendment, tension towards government contractors’ campaign contributions remains.

Sole Source Contractors Tackle Colorado’s Amendment 54

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 There is no state in the union whose “pay-to-play” law is currently being examined as closely as Colorado’s. In November 2008, 51% of Colorado voters approved “Amendment 54,” which impacts “sole source contractors.” Specifically, Amendment 54 prohibits “sole source government contractors” with contracts over $100,000, and its 10% owners, officers, directors,and trustees, and their “immediate families,”… Continue Reading