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

Senate cuts nonfarmers’ tax break

DENVER — The state Senate voted Thursday to crack down on nonfarmers who claim an agricultural tax break on their land.The Senate voted 22-12 for House Bill 1146, which allows county assessors to...

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

Senate taps beer, water

DENVER — Tuesday was last call for beer bills in the Legislature.The Senate killed a bill to allow convenience stores to sell full-strength beer, at the request of the bill’s sponsor.A week ago,...

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

Panel passes bear bill

DENVER — A House panel passed Rep. J. Paul Brown’s bill Monday to partially repeal the ban on spring bear hunting.Brown’s House Bill 1294 would allow the Colorado Wildlife Commission to decide when...

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

Dems outline districts

DENVER — Democrats presented a radical new way to draw Colorado’s congressional districts Friday and drew a heated response from Republicans.The maps that Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, revealed...

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

House approves suspension of business tax

DENVER — The House voted Monday to suspend a tax that business groups despise, although Democrats warned it could cost local governments hundreds of millions of dollars.House Bill 1141 passed...

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

Parks-wildlife bill hits snag

DENVER — Senators delayed a bill to merge the state parks and wildlife divisions until next week, at the request of Senate President Brandon Shaffer.It was the first snag for Senate Bill 208, which...

DATE: April 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Bill promotes spring bear hunt

DENVER — Rep. J. Paul Brown has introduced legislation to overturn a voter-approved ban on spring bear hunting.Brown’s House Bill 1294, introduced Thursday, would partially repeal a 1992 ballot...

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

State budget deal holds

DENVER — A deal on the state budget between Democrats and Republicans held true Monday, as the Senate took a series of bipartisan votes to approve the $7 billion spending plan.Like the showdown in...

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

Legislature corks bill for beer sales

DENVER — The House defeated an attempt Monday to let grocery stores and convenience stores sell full-strength beer.It was the furthest any bill to allow food stores to sell beer has made it in the...

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

Sportsman groups oppose DOW, state parks merger

DENVER – A proposal to combine the state parks and wildlife divisions is nothing new. A similar idea was shot down seven years ago, and proponents are counting on a new governor and quick action by...

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

House approves citizenship bill

DENVER – Registered voters would have to provide proof of citizenship if challenged by the secretary of state, under a bill the House passed Friday.Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican,...

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