Brown’s bear bill survives

DENVER — Rep. J. Paul Brown’s bill to expand the bear hunting season survived a brush with death Wednesday morning in the state House.Brown, R-Ignacio, lost votes from two fellow Republicans for...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Tea party loses health fight

DENVER — Tea party activists faced off with the traditional business-friendly wing of the Republican Party over a health-care bill Tuesday.The business wing won.House Majority Leader Amy Stephens,...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

GOP rewrites immigration

DENVER — A Republican lawmaker backed away Monday from his second attempt to pass an Arizona-style immigration law.Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, previously killed his own...

DATE: May 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Bill seeks school funding

DENVER — One thing has become apparent to both Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature this year: Public schools can no longer count on the state to pay the bills.Schools are reeling...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

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

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