Bennet to EPA: adopt Four Corners pollution controls

Just days before the public comment period is set to end for one of two proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions at two New Mexico coal-fired power plants, U.S....

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

East, west water districts claim fights will dry up

Denver Water and Western Slope leaders announced Thursday they will stop fighting and start playing nice with Colorado’s water resources.The terms of the legal settlement among some of the state’s...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Dems want to split West Slope

DENVER – Democrats played their card in the Congressional redistricting game Thursday, introducing a bill to draw a new map that splits the Western Slope.Senate Bill 268 would set up seven new...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Lt. gov seeks donations to fund teacher evaluations

DENVER – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is raising “tens of millions of dollars” to pay for a new teacher evaluation system that will replace the current seniority system in public schools, he said...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Business impact bill dies in committee

DENVER – One of the few proposals that Gov. John Hickenlooper has publicly supported died quietly Wednesday afternoon.Unlike past governors who laid out detailed lists of favorite bills each...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado legislators fight over health care

DENVER — The Legislature set itself on a collision course over health care, advancing bills this week that both support and reject the insurance law signed by President Barack Obama.A House...

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

Immigrant tuition bill fails

DENVER — Legislators refused Monday to grant in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants.In a party-line 7-6 vote, the House Education Committee killed Senate Bill 126, which would have...

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

Redistrict effort collapses

DENVER — The bipartisan effort to draw new congressional districts for Colorado collapsed Monday when Senate Democrats walked away.The Democrats plan to introduce one or two bills this week that...

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

Gov reaches 100th day

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper offered an upbeat assessment of his team on Thursday, his 100th day in office.“Person by person, this is the most talented cabinet in the United States right now,”...

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

Parties find ed dollars

DENVER — Cuts to public schools are now less than half of what Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed in February, thanks to a plan the House adopted Thursday.A alliance between Democrats and a key...

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

Political parties draw lines

DENVER — Republicans and Democrats argued for four hours about their plans for new congressional districts Wednesday night, but they got no closer to drawing an actual map.After seven hours of...

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

Brown amends bear-hunting legislation

DENVER — Rep. J. Paul Brown said Thursday he will amend his bear-hunting bill to forbid killing the animals in the spring.Brown, R-Ignacio, is seeking to partially overturn a 1992 ballot initiative...

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