GOP wins boundary battle

DENVER — Arguing that Durango has more in common with Telluride than Cortez, Democrats moved to draw new boundaries for the area’s state House districts Monday.But Republicans blocked them, at...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State economy shows signs of recovery

DENVER — Colorado’s economy has been promoted from a snail to a turtle, the Legislature’s top economist said Monday.And that counts for good news after three years of dismal predictions from...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Group eyes political lines

The group that draws new state legislative districts will make its first attempt to design maps for Rep. J. Paul Brown, Sen. Ellen Roberts and other Western Slope lawmakers next Monday.The...

DATE: June 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hickenlooper signs school radio systems bill

HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday that encourages Colorado schools to be on the same radio frequency as emergency responders — the solution to a problem that...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Study predicts less water from Colorado River

DENVER – The changing climate could reduce the Colorado River’s volume an average of 9 percent a year in the next half century, making it unlikely that Colorado will ever get to use all the water...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hickenlooper vetoes health bill

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill Monday that would have charged needy families up to $50 a month to get government health insurance for their children.Health care advocates had urged...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Hickenlooper vetoes health bill

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill Monday that would have charged needy families up to $50 a month to get government health insurance for their children.Health care advocates had urged...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Unemployment insurance fund gets new boost

Colorado businesses can expect higher unemployment insurance taxes thanks to House Bill 1288, which Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Thursday.But business lobbying groups willingly went along with the...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Tipton tackles president over Israeli borders

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton took on President Barack Obama this week over the president’s remarks about Israel.Tipton planned to send a letter to Obama on Friday, asking him to retract his remarks about...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State flunks school funding

DENVER — Colorado continues to rank well below the national average on public school funding, a new report from the Census Bureau shows.The state ranked 40th in per-student spending at $8,718 per...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Lawsuit takes on TABOR

DENVER — A lawsuit filed Monday attacks Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights as a violation of a fundamental American ideal — government by representative democracy.But supporters of TABOR, which...

DATE: May 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Court will draw districts

DENVER — Colorado’s new congressional districts will be drawn in the same place they have been for the past 30 years — a Denver courtroom.On May 11, the Legislature had not even adjourned for the...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World