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

Hickenlooper signs ag tax

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a tax exemption for farm and ranch supplies Monday, reversing the Legislature’s 2010 decision to tax them.Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1005 at Aero...

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

Panel tackles political maps

DENVER — Just as the partisanship over new congressional districts has reached a fever pitch, it’s time to redraw lines for state legislative districts.An 11-person panel — five Democrats, five...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

State fines Kinder Morgan

DENVER — State regulators fined Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. $98,000 Monday for drilling wells without a permit in Montezuma and Dolores counties.Kinder Morgan agreed to a settlement prior to Monday’s...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Rep. Brown’s bear bill dies

DENVER — Rep. J. Paul Brown’s bill to expand the state’s bear hunting season is dead.House Bill 1294 would have needed a final vote in the House by Tuesday. But that didn’t happen, and the...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Artifact thefts lead to court

DENVER — Information from a deceased informant continues to yield prosecutions for artifact theft in the Four Corners.A new round of cases in the last month has targeted at least three people,...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Legislation backs oil, gas industry

DENVER — Two more gas and oil people would join the state board that regulates the industry under a bill the House passed Thursday.Rep. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, blamed former Gov. Bill Ritter...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Internet tax repeal gets support

DENVER — A repeal of last year’s “Amazon tax” on Internet sales gained bipartisan support this week.House Bill 1318 passed the House 58-6, with Republicans and all but six Democrats supporting...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

School tax credit for parents fails

DENVER — Legislators have rejected a proposal to give tax credits to parents who send their children to private school.The House Appropriations Committee declined to advance House Bill 1048 on...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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