The Latest: Democrat Young wins Colorado treasurer's race

Published 11-07-2018

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DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Colorado's election (all times local):

9:55 a.m.

Democrat Dave Young has defeated Republican Brian Watson to become Colorado's treasurer.

Young is a state representative from Weld County. He's a member of the Legislature's powerful Joint Budget Committee, which crafts the annual state budget.

Watson championed his entrepreneurial experience as an investor in seeking the post, which oversees state accounts and investments.

Democrats pointed to a bankruptcy filing and an IRS lien for taxes involving two firms in which Watson was involved. Watson said economic conditions were to blame and that the experience boosted his credentials for treasurer.

Young replaces two-term Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton, who ran for governor.

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Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes, but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

Voters in Grand Junction backed doubling the city's lodging tax to 6 percent to pay for mor

Young replaces two-term Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton, who ran for governor.

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8:30 a.m.

Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes, but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

Voters in Grand Junction backed doubling the city's lodging tax to 6 percent to pay for more tourism promotion and marketing according to Tuesday night's unofficial election results. The Daily Sentinel reports some of the money will be used to offer incentives for additional airline flights.

In Snowmass Village, an overwhelming number of voters backed a 5 percent sales tax on retail marijuana. The Aspen Daily News says it will fund general municipal expenses, rather than be set aside for a specific purpose.

Meanwhile, the Coloradoan reports Lar

8:30 a.m.

Colorado voters rejected statewide ballot measures seeking to raise taxes, but they approved some targeted, local tax increases.

Voters in Grand Junction backed doubling the city's lodging tax to 6 percent to pay for more tourism promotion and marketing according to Tuesday night's unofficial election results. The Daily Sentinel reports some of the money will be used to offer incentives for additional airline flights.

In Snowmass Village, an overwhelming number of voters backed a 5 percent sales tax on retail marijuana. The Aspen Daily News says it will fund general municipal expenses, rather than be set aside for a specific purpose.

Meanwhile, the Coloradoan reports Larimer County voters approved a 0.25 percent sales tax increase to pay for mental health services, including a new facility on county-owned property.

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