A federal judge is refusing to intervene in a legal battle between El Paso County Commissioner Douglas Bruce and Colorado Springs officials.
U-S District Court Judge Wiley Daniel ruled today that there isn't a pressing need for him to step in and make sure that Bruce's ballot initiatives to cut taxes get placed on the city's November 1st ballot.
Bruce says voters should get to vote on his measures at the same time they consider statewide referenda which would allow the state to keep about 3 (b) billion dollars -- money that would normally be refunded to taxpayers.
The city has refused to place Bruce's measures on the ballot because officials believe they are illegal. A separate case is pending in state court on that issue.